Title

Immoral and Moral Uses of Animals

Document Type

Letter to the Editor

Publication Source

New England Journal of Medicine

Publication Date

1980-05-15

Volume

302

Issue

20

First Page

1152

Last Page

1153

Abstract

To the Editor: Christina Hoff's reflections on the moral use of animals for scientific research in the January 10 issue are expressed in such general terms that they are likely to have little practical import for readers. No doubt most people agree with Dr. Hoff that animals should not be made to suffer unnecessarily. However, this conclusion leaves up in the air the difficult issue of deciding when an objective warrants inflicting pain on animals. For example, monkeys and other animals are exposed to cigarette tars and alcohol poisoning in attempts to learn about lung disease and alcoholism. Is… © 1980, Massachusetts Medical Society. All rights reserved.

DOI

10.1056/NEJM198005153022020

https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJM198005153022020

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