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Doctor Rat / by Kotzwinkle, William.;
Kotzwinkle's tale is a montage from scenes of gross black humor in the experimental lab to idyllic glimpses of the animal kingdom. Designed to shock us into ecological awareness, Kotzwinkle's lab experiments are hair-raising. Doctor Rat is a trip through a laboratory worthy of a Nazi mad doctor, except this doctor is a wisecracking rodent who could have been played by Groucho Marx.
Subjects: Animal experimentation;
© 2014., Open Road Integrated Media,
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An odyssey with animals : a veterinarian's reflections on the animal rights & welfare debate / by Morrison, Adrian R.;
Includes bibliographical references and index.Searching for the boundary between animals and humans -- Victims -- "Doing" science -- Biomedical research and its animals -- Fudging the data -- The history of modern animal-rights activism -- Exploring the nature of animals -- Justifying other uses of animals -- The philosophers.The relationship between animals and humans is more complex today than ever before. In addition to the animals that have served as household pets, and the farm animals that have provided labor and food, countless monkeys, rabbits, rats, and cats have enabled modern scientists to treat and cure humanity's most devastating illnesses. This aspect of animal-human interaction has engendered a bitter enmity between animal rights activists and the biomedical researchers whose work depends on the use (and oftentimes the killing) of laboratory animals. In this work, the author, a veterinarian and sleep researcher argues that humane animal use in biomedical research is an indispensable tool of medical science, and that efforts to halt such use constitute a grave threat to human health and wellbeing. The target of repeated acts of intimidation by anonymous animal rights activists because of his own research, he is himself an animal advocate, and this volume is the culmination of his years spent negotiating the treacherous divide between a legitimate concern for animals and the importance of biomedical research. Drawing on the disciplines of philosophy, history, biology, and animal behavior, he crafts a multi-faceted argument in favor of using animals humanely in research, the center of which is his staunch belief that human interests must be the primary concern of science and society. Along the way, he delves into other human uses of animals in domains such as agriculture, hunting, and education, examining each use along with its philosophical, moral, and ecological implications. The result is a discussion of a charged subject, of the past and present of animals' relationships with humans, and how and why we should be able to use them as we do.
Subjects: Medical sciences; Biology; Laboratory animals.; Animal experimentation.; Animal welfare; Animal Experimentation; Animal Rights.; Animals, Laboratory.; Biomedical Research; Ethics, Research.;
© c2009., Oxford University Press,
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The animal research war / by Conn, P. Michael.; Parker, James V.;
Includes bibliographical references (p. [177]-190) and index.In the crosshairs -- War stories -- The animal rights movement past and present -- Animal rights strategies -- War casualties -- War casualties : all of us -- Yes, but what about-- -- Peace at last?
Subjects: Animal experimentation; Animal welfare; Animal rights; Animal rights movement;
© 2008., Palgrave Macmillan,
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Pavlov's dogs and Schrödinger's cat : scenes from the living laboratory / by Harré, Rom.;
Includes bibliographical references (p. 302-311) and index.Instruments and apparatus : tools for experimenting -- Detecting : hyenas, frogs, zebra fish, and assorted farm animals -- Measuring : the bodies of kings, fossils, lichen, and pollen grains -- Extending an established domain : dogs, horses, frogs, and trees -- Exploring a new domain : a bald mouse, two chimpanzees, and some people -- Testing hypotheses : more dogs, monkeys, and ticks -- Modelling individuals : yet more dogs, a few mice, and one human stomach -- Modelling worlds : voles, peas, fruit flies, finches, and deep oceanic worms -- Practising deception : spring wheat and midwife toads -- Inventing novel beings : an imaginary cat and virtual life forms.From the sheep, dog, and cockerel that were sent aloft in Montgolfier's balloon to test the air over Paris, to the famous clone Dolly the Sheep and the Darwinian finches of the Galapagos, Pavlov's Dogs and Schrodinger's Cat offers a look at the use of plants and animals--including humans--in scientific experiments. Rom Harre provides a fresh perspective on research, setting aside moral reflection to simply examine the history of how and why living creatures have been used for the purposes of discovery. From Gregor Mendel's use of pea plants to explore heredity, to Barry Marshall's used of himself as the experimental animal in his helicobacter experiments (he survived) and even the use of an imaginary cat in Schrodinger's famous thought experiment, the reader encounters a new perspective on scientific work.
Subjects: Laboratory animals; Animal experimentation; Research; Science; Botany; Animal models in research; Naturwissenschaften.; Pflanzen.; Experiment.; Tierversuch.;
© 2009., Oxford University Press,
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The Rowman & Littlefield handbook of bioethics / by Di Nucci, Ezio,editor.; Lee, Ji-Young(Researcher in Bioethics),editor.; Wagner, Isaac A.,editor.;
Includes bibliographical references and index.Moral Status / Ezio Di Nucci -- Health, Disease and Wellbeing / S Engelsen, S Harnow Klausen & R Christiansen -- Bioethical Principles / Nana Cecilie Halmsted Kongsholm -- Neurodiversity / Kenneth Shields -- Substituted Decision-making / Anna-Karin Margareta Andersson -- Autonomy and Responsibility / Lisa Dive -- Paternalism / Jason Hanna -- Conscientious Objection in Health Care / Udo Schuklenk -- Epistemic Injustice in Healthcare / Ji-Young Lee -- Bias in Medicine / Mayli Mertens -- Race and Gender in Research / Christopher ChoGlueck & Elisabeth A Lloyd -- Priority Setting in Health Care / Eric Roark -- Health Care Rights / Richard Lauer -- Vulnerability / Costanza Porro -- Nudging in Public Health / Paul Hamiltons -- Organ Markets / Andreas Albertsen -- Physician-Assisted Death / Iain Brassington -- Interpretation and Medical Technologies / Jan Kyrre Berg Olsen Friis -- Disability / Melinda C Hall -- Responsible Pain Medicine / TN Rieder, D Manoharan & VV Altiery De Jesus -- Pandemic Ethics / Anne Lykkeskov -- Vaccination Ethics / Stephen John -- The Ethics of Parenthood / Teresa Baron -- Reproductive Technologies for Queer and Trans People / Doris Leibetseder -- Population Governance / Karin Kuhlemann -- The Ethics of Circumcision / Brian Earp -- Data Ethics / Aaro Tupasela -- AI in Medical Practice / Karin Jongsma & Martin Sand -- Performance Enhancing Drugs / Thomas Søbirk Petersen -- Medical Instagram in Russia / Yulia Karpova & Pavel Vasilyev -- Neuroethics / Mary Jean Walker -- Nursing Ethics / Ann Gallagher -- Climate Change / Trevor Hedberg -- The Ethics of Animal Experimentation / Adam Shriver."This bioethics handbook offers concise, up-to-date, and easy to read chapters on a broad range of bioethical topics in the following categories: foundational concepts, theory and method, healthcare ethics, research ethics, public health, technology, and the environment. The volume provides a snapshot of current bioethics, taking into account current affairs and emerging new topics. Each chapter acknowledges and critically breaks down the historical developments of the subject and the most authoritative existing literature on respective topics, providing accessible and up-to-date philosophical analysis. As such, the chapters are designed to be attractive as primary or supplementary teaching material for university classes of the philosophical or bioethical variety, with clear demarcations and indicators for key terms, ideas, and arguments that should also facilitate productive note-taking and points for critical discussion for students. The handbook also serves as a one-stop starting resource for multi- and interdisciplinary researchers and practitioners who engage with bioethics in their work"--
Subjects: Bioethics.;
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Art in anime : the creative quest as theme and metaphor / by Cavallaro, Dani.;
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-230) , filmography and index.Preface -- 1. Cultural perspectives -- 2. The search for a language -- 3. Mythyopoeia -- 4. Performance and visuality -- Filmography -- Appendix: Japanese art periods timeline -- Bibliography -- Index."This critical study explores anime's relationship with art from a twofold perspective. Drawing from categories as varied as romance, comedy, slice of life drama, science fiction, bildungsroman, and school drama, it examines anime's representation of characters pursuing diverse artistic activities and related aesthetic visions, focusing closely on the concepts of creativity, talent, expressivity and experimentation"--Provided by publisher.
Subjects: Animated films; Art and motion pictures; Creation (Literary, artistic, etc.) in motion pictures.;
© 2012., McFarland & Company, Inc.,
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Prescription Drugs. by Newton, David E.;
Cover -- Half Title -- Series -- Dedication -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Preface -- 1 Background and History -- Drug Basics -- Drug Sources -- Drug Types -- Drug Nomenclature -- The Drug Approval Process -- Preclinical Testing -- Clinical Testing -- FDA Approval -- Unapproved Drugs -- Orphan Drugs -- Prescription Drugs in History -- The History of Pharmaceutics -- Narcotics -- Opiates -- Semi-Synthetic Opioids -- Synthetic Opioids -- Monitoring of Drug Use -- Conclusion -- References -- 2 Problems, Controversies, and Solutions -- Testing New Drugs -- Animal Experimentation -- Human Experimentation -- Testing Biases -- Reforming Drug Trial Inequities -- Prescription Drug Abuse -- Types of Prescription Drugs of Abuse -- Stimulants -- CNS Depressants -- Opioids -- The Cost of Prescription Drugs -- The Data -- Causes -- Corporate Expenses and Profits -- Other Causes -- Possible Solutions -- Conclusion -- References -- 3 Perspectives -- Introduction -- The Cork Board -- Kyle Citrin, Clay Knibbs, and Carter Soboleski -- Climate Change and Prescription Drugs: The Impacts of Increased Temperature on Public Health -- Drug Discovery: A Twentieth-Century Story of Scientific Curiosity, Persistence, and Creative Guesswork -- Will Naloxone Become a Real "Superhero"? -- Drugs and the Professional Bodybuilder -- The Significance of Statistics -- Prescription Drug Ads That Target Consumers -- The Human Brain -- The Second-Best Time -- Sick Full Time -- The Drug Supply Chain and the United States -- Can Information Technology Help Curb Prescription Drug Abuse? -- 4 Profiles -- Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies -- Bayer AG -- Drug Enforcement Administration -- Carl Durham (1892-1974) -- Hubert Humphrey (1911-1978) -- Paul Janssen (1926-2003) -- Kaiser Family Foundation -- William Proctor Jr. (1817-1874) -- Friedrich Sertürner (1783-1841).Alexander "Sasha" Shulgin (1925-2014) -- Daniel B. Smith (1792-1883) -- 5 Data and Documents -- Data -- Table 5.1. Urban-Rural Differences in Drug Overdose Death Rates, by Sex, Age, and Type of Drugs Involved, 1999-2017 -- Table 5.2. Strategies Used by U.S. Adults to Reduce Cost of Prescription Drugs, 2013-2017 -- Table 5.3. Descriptive Statistics on Prescription Drug Prices for Select Countries, 2018 -- Table 5.4. Median Total Cost of Top-Selling Brand-Name Drugs, 2012-2017 -- Table 5.5. Prescription Drug Use in the Past 30 Days, by Sex, Race and Hispanic Origin, and Age: United States, Selected Years 1988-1994through 2013-2016 -- Table 5.6. Trends in Use of One or More Prescription Drugs in the Past 30 Days, by Age,2007-2016 -- Table 5.7. Most Commonly Used Prescription Drug Types in the Past 30 Days, by Age Group, 2015-2016 -- Documents -- Durham-Humphrey Amendment (1951) -- Controlled Substances Act (1970) -- Orphan Drug Act of 1983 -- Drug Price Competition and Patent Term Restoration Act (1984) -- Prescription Drug Marketing Act of 1987 -- State Doctor Shopping Laws (1990/2011) -- Prescription Drug User Fee Act (1992) -- Animal Drug Availability Act (1996) -- Ryan Haight Online Pharmacy Consumer Protection Act of 2008 -- FDA Bad Ad Program (2010) -- United States ex rel. Michael Mullen v. AmerisourceBergen Corporation, et al. (2018), -- American Patients First (2018) -- Generic Drugs: Questions &amp -- Answers (2018) -- Association for Accessible Medicines v. Frosh (2018) -- Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage (2020) -- The American Hospital Association v. Azar (2020) -- 6 Resources -- Books -- Articles -- Reports -- Internet -- 7 Chronology -- Glossary -- Index.This book examines the evolution of prescription drugs in the United States, as well as the formation of the pharmaceutical industry. It begins with a history of prescription drugs, dating back to their origins, then moves through the Industrial Revolution and into the present day. It also delves into the issues and controversies related to prescription drugs, such as drug costs, regulations, prescription drug abuse, insurance complications, and more. Both implemented and proposed solutions are also discussed. One of the most valuable aspects of the book is that it surveys the history of prescription drugs in a manner that helps the reader identify key issues in an easy-to-understand fashion. Finally, the perspectives chapter allows a broad range of voices to be heard, allowing crucial, diverse perspectives to round out the author's expertise.Description based on publisher supplied metadata and other sources.Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2022. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Subjects: Electronic books.; Drugs-Handbooks, manuals, etc.;
On-line resources: https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/kirtland-ebooks/detail.action?docID=6796752 -- Available  online. Click here to access.;
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Psychology & behavioral health, volume 1, Ability tests - Creative reminiscence / by Moglia, Paul,editor.;
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.Table of Contents -- Volume 1 -- Publisher's Note -- Editor's Introduction -- Contributors -- Ability tests -- Abnormality: Biomedical models -- Abnormality: Legal models -- Abnormality: Psychological models -- Achievement motivation -- Addictive personality and behaviors -- Adler, Alfred -- Adlerian psychotherapy -- Adolescence: Cognitive skills -- Adolescence: Cross-cultural patterns -- Adolescent sexuality -- Adoption -- Adrenal gland -- Adult ADHD -- Advertising -- Affiliation and friendship -- Affiliation motive -- African Americans and mental health -- Ageism -- Aggression -- Aggression: Reduction and control -- Aging: Cognitive changes -- Aging: Physical changes -- Aging: Theories -- Agoraphobia and panic disorders -- Air rage -- Albee, George W -- Alcohol use disorder -- Allport, Gordon -- Altered states of consciousness -- Altruism, cooperation, and empathy -- Alzheimer's disease -- American Psychiatric Association -- American Psychological Association -- Amnesia and fugue -- Analytic psychology: Carl Jung -- Analytic psychology: Jacques Lacan -- Analytical psychotherapy -- Anger -- Anger management -- Animal experimentation -- Anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa -- Antianxiety medications -- Antidepressant medications -- Antipsychotics -- Antisocial personality disorder -- Anxiety disorders -- Aphasias -- Archetypes and the collective unconscious -- Archival data -- Artificial intelligence -- Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders and mental health -- Asperger syndrome -- Assessment -- Assessment of the Hispanic community -- Assimilative family therapy model -- Assisted living -- Attachment and bonding in infancy and childhood -- Attention -- Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) -- Attitude-behavior consistency -- Attitude formation and change -- Attraction theories -- Attributional biases -- Autism spectrum disorder -- Automaticity -- Aversion therapy -- Avoidant personality disorder -- Bad-boy appeal.Bandura, Albert -- Battered woman syndrome -- Beck, Aaron T -- Beck depression inventory (BDI) -- Bed-wetting -- Behavior therapy -- Behavioral addiction -- Behavioral assessment -- Behavioral economics -- Behavioral family therapy -- Behaviorism -- Bilingualism -- Bilingualism and learning disabilities -- Binet, Alfred -- Biofeedback and relaxation -- Bipolar disorder -- Biracial heritage and mental health -- Birth: Effects on physical development -- Birth order and personality -- Blau, Theodore H -- Bobo doll experiment -- Body dysmorphic disorder -- Borderline personality disorder -- Brain damage -- Brain lateralization -- Brain structure -- Breuer, Josef -- Brief therapy -- Bronfenbrenner, Urie -- Bruner, Jerome -- Bullying -- Bystander intervention -- Caffeine and mental health -- California psychological inventory (CPI) -- Cancer and mental health -- Cannon, Walter Bradford -- Career and personnel testing -- Career occupational preference system (COPS) -- Career selection, development, and change -- Case study methodologies -- Causal attribution -- Child abuse -- Childhood disorders -- Childhood obesity -- Children's depression inventory (CDI) -- Children's mental health -- Christian counseling -- Chronic pain management: Psychological impact -- Circadian rhythms -- Clinical interviewing, testing, and observation -- Coaching -- Codependency -- Cognitive abilities test (CogAT) -- Cognitive ability: Gender differences -- Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) -- Cognitive development: Jean Piaget -- Cognitive dissonance -- Cognitive maps -- Cognitive psychology -- Cognitive social learning: Walter Mischel -- Cognitive therapy (CT) -- Collectivism -- College entrance examinations and cultural biases -- Community psychology -- Comorbidity -- Complex experimental designs -- Computer and internet use -- Computer models of cognition -- Concept formation -- Conditioning -- Conduct disorder -- Confidentiality - Consciousness.Consciousness: Altered states -- Constructivist psychology -- Consumer psychology -- Cooperation, competition, and negotiation -- Cooperative learning -- Coping: Chronic illness -- Coping: Social support -- Coping: Strategies -- Coping: Terminal illness -- Cosmetics and beauty -- Couples therapy -- COVID-19 and mental health -- Creative reminiscence.Provides a comprehensive five-volume set that covers not only the history of the field and the core aspects of behaviorism, cognitive psychology, and psychoanalytic psychology, but also diagnoses, disorders, treatment, assessment, and notable individuals in the field.10-A.Mode of access: Internet.
Subjects: Psychology, Applied; Mental health; Mental illness; Medicine and psychology; Applied psychology; Mental health; Mental illness; Medicine;
On-line resources: https://online.salempress.com/doi/book/10.3331/PBH5e -- Available online. Click here to access.;
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Music, math, and mind : the Physics and Neuroscience of music / by Soldier, Dave,1956-author.;
The parameters of sound -- The math of pitch, scales, and harmony -- Waves and harmonics -- The math of sound and resonance -- Math and rhythmic structure -- Centerpiece : the sense of hearing -- Brain mechanisms of rhythm -- Neural mechanisms of emotion -- Ear physiology : how air waves become sound -- Deep brain physiology of sound -- Sound disorders, illusions, and hallucinations -- Animal sound, song, and music.Includes bibliographical references and index.Description based on print version record."Why does a clarinet play at lower pitches than a flute? What does it mean for sounds to be in or out of tune? How are emotions carried by music? Do other animals perceive sound like we do? How might a musician use math to come up with new ideas? This book offers a lively exploration of the mathematics, physics, and neuroscience that underlie music in a way that readers without scientific background can follow. David Sulzer, also known in the musical world as Dave Soldier, explains why the perception of music encompasses the physics of sound, the functions of the ear and deep-brain auditory pathways, and the physiology of emotion. He delves into topics such as the math by which musical scales, rhythms, tuning, and harmonies are derived, from the days of Pythagoras to technological manipulation of sound waves. Sulzer ranges from styles from around the world to canonical composers to hip-hop, the history of experimental music, and animal sound by songbirds, cetaceans, bats, and insects. He makes accessible a vast range of material, helping readers discover the universal principles behind the music they find meaningful. Written for musicians and music lovers with any level of science and math proficiency, including none, Music, Math, and Mind demystifies how music works while testifying to its beauty and wonder"-- Provided by publisher.Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2018. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Subjects: Electronic books.; Musical perception.; Music; Music;
On-line resources: https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/kirtland-ebooks/detail.action?docID=6185447 -- Available  online. Click here to access.;
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Agro-technology : a philosophical introduction / by Thompson, R. Paul,1947-;
"Humans have been modifying plants and animals for millennia. The dawn of molecular genetics, however, has kindled intense public scrutiny and controversy. Crops, and the food products which include them, have dominated molecular modification in agriculture. Organisations have made unsubstantiated claims and scare mongering is common. In this textbook Paul Thompson presents a clear account of the significant issues--identifying harms and benefits, analysing and managing risk--which lie beneath the cacophony of public controversy. His comprehensive analysis looks especially at genetically modified organisms, and includes an explanation of the scientific background, an analysis of ideological objections, a discussion of legal and ethical concerns, a suggested alternative--organic agriculture--and an examination of the controversy's impact on sub-Saharan African countries. His book will be of interest to students and other readers in philosophy, biology, biotechnology, and public policy"--"Although the current debate about agricultural biotechnology is often narrowly focused on molecular biotechnology (molecular genetic modification), the technological application of biology in agriculture predates the advent of molecular biology. For more than 10,000 years humans have been manipulating the traits of animals and plants (Mazoyer and Roundart, 2006; Thompson, 2009) by manipulating their genes and, thereby their genomes (the specific combination of genes in an organism's cells); the dog was likely the earliest animal to be domesticated (about 16,000 years ago). Early domestication of agricultural animals and plants was based entirely on crude experimentation (trial and error). Biological knowledge was elementary; humans learned early that offspring resemble parents, that selecting animals and plants with desirable traits and breeding them created a population of animals with those traits, and that occasionally a new trait seemed to appear"--Includes bibliographical references and index.Machine generated contents note: Introduction; 1. Scientific background; 2. Application of genetics in agriculture; 3. Philosophical and conceptual background; 4. The controversy : ideological and theological objections; 5. The controversy : purported benefits; 6. The controversy : purported harms; 7. The organic alternative; 8. Impact on low and middle income countries : poverty, farming, and colonial legacies; Concluding remarks.
Subjects: Agricultural biotechnology; Genetic engineering; Agricultural biotechnology; Genetic engineering; Agricultural biotechnology; Genetic engineering;
© 2011., Cambridge University Press,
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