Use of animals in medical education

W. C. Scott, Y. D. Coble, A. B. Eisenbrey, E. H. Estes, M. S. Karlan, W. R. Kennedy, M. P. Moulton, P. J. Numann, W. D. Skelton, R. M. Steinhilber, J. P. Strong, H. N. Wagner, W. R. Hendee, W. T. McGivney, J. M. Loeb

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The use of animals in general medical education is essential. Although several adjuncts to the use of animals are available, none can completely replace the limited use of animals in the medical curriculum. Students should be made aware of an institution's policy on animal use in the curriculum before matriculation, and faculty should make clear to all students the learning objectives of any educational exercise that uses animals. The Council on Scientific Affairs recognizes the necessity for the responsible and humane treatment of animals and urges all medical school faculty members to discuss this moral and ethical imperative with their students.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)836-837
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Medical Association
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 30 1991


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