Animals and Medicine: The Contribution of Animal Experiments to the Control of Disease - cover image

Copyright

Regina Botting

Published On

2015-05-04

ISBN

Paperback978-1-78374-117-5
Hardback978-1-78374-118-2
PDF978-1-78374-119-9
HTML978-1-80064-482-3
EPUB978-1-78374-120-5
MOBI978-1-78374-121-2

Language

  • English

Print Length

244 pages (xx + 224)

Dimensions

Paperback156 x 13 x 234 mm(6.14" x 0.51" x 9.21")
Hardback156 x 14 x 234 mm(6.14" x 0.56" x 9.21")

Weight

Paperback769g (27.13oz)
Hardback1147g (40.46oz)

Media

Illustrations56
Tables7

OCLC Number

908833808

LCCN

2019452884

BIC

  • MBX
  • MBN

BISAC

  • MED039000
  • MED022000

LCC

  • HV4915

Keywords

  • animal experiments
  • laboratory animals
  • history of medicine
  • vaccination
  • surgery
  • transplants
  • cancer research
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Animals and Medicine

The Contribution of Animal Experiments to the Control of Disease

  • Jack Botting (author)
  • Regina Botting (editor)
  • Adrian R. Morrison (foreword by)
'Animals and Medicine: The Contribution of Animal Experiments to the Control of Disease' offers a detailed, scholarly historical review of the critical role animal experiments have played in advancing medical knowledge. Laboratory animals have been essential to this progress, and the knowledge gained has saved countless lives—both human and animal. Unfortunately, those opposed to using animals in research have often employed doctored evidence to suggest that the practice has impeded medical progress. This volume presents the articles Jack Botting wrote for the Research Defence Society News from 1991 to 1996, papers which provided scientists with the information needed to rebut such claims. Collected, they can now reach a wider readership interested in understanding the part of animal experiments in the history of medicine—from the discovery of key vaccines to the advancement of research on a range of diseases, among them hypertension, kidney failure and cancer. This book is essential reading for anyone curious about the role of animal experimentation in the history of science from the nineteenth century to the present.

Contents

1. Smallpox and After: An Early History of the Treatment and Prevention of Infections

(pp. 3–16)
  • Jack Botting
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0055.01

2. Rabies

(pp. 17–28)
  • Jack Botting
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0055.02

3. Lockjaw: Prevalent but Preventable

(pp. 29–40)
  • Jack Botting
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0055.03

4. Pertussis Vaccine, Unfairly Maligned – At What Cost?

(pp. 41–50)
  • Jack Botting
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0055.04

5. Vaccination: The Present and Future

(pp. 51–56)
  • Jack Botting
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0055.05

6. The Conquest of Polio and the Contribution of Animal Experiments

(pp. 57–64)
  • Jack Botting
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0055.06

7. Diphtheria: Understanding, Treatment and Prevention

(pp. 65–76)
  • Jack Botting
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0055.07

8. Development of Dialysis to Treat Loss of Kidney Function

(pp. 79–86)
  • Jack Botting
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0055.08

9. The Contribution of Animal Experiments to Kidney Transplantation

(pp. 87–102)
  • Jack Botting
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0055.09

10. Cardiopulmonary Bypass: Making Surgery on the Heart Possible

(pp. 103–114)
  • Jack Botting
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0055.10

11. Artificial Heart Valves: From Caged Ball to Bioprosthesis

(pp. 115–126)
  • Jack Botting
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0055.11

12. Animals and Blood Transfusion

(pp. 127–140)
  • Jack Botting
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0055.12

13. Animal Experiments and the Production of Insulin

(pp. 143–154)
  • Jack Botting
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0055.13

14. Animals and Humans: Remarkably Similar

(pp. 155–160)
  • Jack Botting
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0055.14

15. Early Animal Experiments in Anaesthesia

(pp. 161–166)
  • Jack Botting
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0055.15

16. The Control of Malignant Hypertension

(pp. 167–176)
  • Jack Botting
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0055.16

17. Penicillin And Laboratory Animals: The Animal Rights Myth

(pp. 177–182)
  • Jack Botting
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0055.17

18. The History of Thalidomide

(pp. 183–198)
  • Jack Botting
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0055.18

19. Misleading Research or Misleading Statistics: Animal Experiments and Cancer Research

(pp. 199–209)
  • Jack Botting
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0055.19

Foreword

(pp. xiii–xvi)
  • Adrian R. Morrison
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0055.20

Introduction

(pp. xvii–xx)
  • Regina Botting
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0055.21