Vivisection or Science?
By Prof Pietro Croce
(New English Edition)
As the stream of hi-tech drugs continues to multiply and a huge number of animals (in Britain alone, over two and a half million each year) are used in medical experiments, debate continues about reliable methods for biomedical research and their adequacy in protecting human health from new products and procedures.
In this book, a leading Italian medical researcher concludes, after years of himself practising animal experimentation and vivisection, that the traditional reliance on these techniques is scientifically misplaced.
Published originally in Italian (where it has been through many editions), translated into German and Japanese, and now available in a completely revised and updated edition in English, Professor Croce's classic work constitutes a powerful argument to which both the general public and the medical profession need to pay attention.
He documents with a wealth of fascinating detail precisely how the scientific anti-vivisection movement has constructed a rational case, as opposed to a sentimental or ethical argument.
He highlights the increasing dangers to human health resulting from the animal experimenters' assumption that the biological systems of humans and other species are sufficiently similar for valid biomedical comparison.
Professor Pietro Croce headed the Research Laboratory of the L. Sacco Hospital in Milan for many years, in addition to working in various research departments in US and Spanish hospitals. He is the author of a number of medical works in Italian and Spanish.
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The Animals are Our Brothers and Sisters
By Werner Hartinger, M.D.
Respected surgeon and medical doctor Werner Hartinger investigates the claims and counterclaims concerning experimentation on animals. Through meticulous analysis he comes to the conclusion that animal experiments are not only unnecessary, but that the experiments themselves are questionable and lead to meaningless results.
Dr. Hartinger writes from many years’ experience within the medical profession, and with ample scientific data to back his findings. He also tackles the spiritual aspect of this question, inspired by the work of the Austrian philosopher Rudolf Steiner. The author gives a commentary on Christian teachings regarding animals, examining the biblical commandments. He also studies the varieties of diseases and their causes, and the hidden aspects of sickness and health.
Werner Haringer, M.D, was a specialist in General and Accident Surgery and a practitioner for the Industrial Injuries Insurance Institutes, with over 30 years’ experience in hospital and private practice. He held degrees in Internal Medicine, Gynaecology, Obstetrics and Anaesthetics, and was the Chairman of the German League of Doctors Against Animal Experiments as well as a Patron of Doctors in Britain Against Animal Experiments. He died in 2000.
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