The Lit List: Experimenting With Humans and Animals

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Name: Experimenting With Humans and Animals

Best Features: Accurate data, historical backgrounds

Possible Pitfalls: Potentially dry/ too factual

Overall Rating: ♥♥♥♥ [4/5]

Discussion: This book was an amazing read for me, possible because of my interest in the sciences. It was assigned in a Science and Ethics course, and really dives into experimentation going back to Galen’s time (130-210 AD) and earlier to present day. It explores the rights of animals and the thought processes behind using them for scientific development and current research, as well as the change towards human subjects and the rights that have been developed for them (or should I say us all) as well. It is a very interesting read that really challenges the current methods of scientific research and the thought processes behind each. If this topic interests you at all, I would definitely pick it up.

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