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An Ethical Problem Or, Sidelights upon Scientific Experimentation on Man and Animals   By: (1845-1916)

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An Ethical Problem Or, Sidelights upon Scientific Experimentation on Man and Animals by Albert Leffingwell is a thought-provoking exploration of the ethical implications of scientific experimentation. Leffingwell delves into the complex moral dilemmas that arise when humans and animals become subjects in scientific studies.

The book presents a comprehensive analysis of the history, current practices, and future trends in scientific experimentation. Leffingwell carefully examines the justification and necessity of such experiments, emphasizing the need for an ethical framework and clear guidelines. He raises critical questions about the boundaries of scientific inquiry and the potential harm caused to animals and human subjects.

What sets this book apart is Leffingwell's ability to present a balanced perspective on the matter. While he acknowledges the significant contributions of scientific experimentation towards medical advancements and human knowledge, he also highlights the inherent ethical issues that must be addressed. This impartial approach allows readers to form their own opinions by critically evaluating the arguments presented.

Leffingwell's writing style is eloquent and well-researched, making it accessible even to non-experts. He maintains a cohesive structure throughout the book, providing a logical flow of ideas that facilitates comprehension of complex concepts. The author employs relevant case studies and historical examples to illustrate his points effectively, making the content engaging and relatable.

One of the book's strengths lies in its ability to spark conversations and debate. Leffingwell encourages readers to critically reflect on scientific experimentation by presenting contrasting viewpoints and potential solutions. The thought-provoking discussions prompted by this book have the potential to influence change within the scientific community and society at large.

If there is one criticism to be made, it is that the book occasionally lacks objectivity, as the author's personal opinions subtly seep into the narrative. While this may not significantly detract from the overall quality of the book, it is worth noting for readers seeking an entirely neutral perspective.

An Ethical Problem Or, Sidelights upon Scientific Experimentation on Man and Animals is a timely and significant contribution to the ongoing discourse surrounding scientific ethics. Albert Leffingwell successfully navigates the complexities of this subject matter, offering readers a thorough understanding of the ethical dilemmas and considerations associated with scientific experimentation. This book should be a must-read for anyone interested in exploring the ethical complexities of scientific research.

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An Ethical Problem

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AN ETHICAL PROBLEM

OR

SIDELIGHTS UPON SCIENTIFIC EXPERIMENTATION ON MAN AND ANIMALS

BY

ALBERT LEFFINGWELL, M.D.

LATE PRESIDENT OF THE AMERICAN HUMANE ASSOCIATION AUTHOR OF "THE VIVISECTION QUESTION," ETC.

SECOND EDITION, REVISED

LONDON G. BELL AND SONS, LTD.

NEW YORK C.P. FARREL, 117 EAST 21st STREET

1916

PREFACE

The position taken by the writer of this volume should be clearly understood. It is not the view known as antivivisection, so far as this means the condemnation without exception of all phases of biological investigation... Continue reading book >>




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