Name: virginia reid
Date: Around 1993
Is it possible to test new drugs without using animals?
It is certainly true that scientists find cures and treatments
for human diseases from animals. Of course, once the first work is done on
animals, the findings have to be tested on a few humans before everybody
starts using the treatment. But without working on animals first, we would
not have many cures for diseases at all. Can you imagine trying things first
on people? There are people who believe that scientists should never test
things out on animals, but even those people probably have been helped by the
results of animal work by scientists.
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