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Non-human Primates: The Appropriate Subjects of Biomedical Research?
Journal of Medical Ethics (2007)
  • Muireann Quigley, University of Manchester
Abstract

Following the publication of the Weatherall report (a report on the use of non-human primates in research) this paper reflects on how to provide appropriate and ethical research models for research that is to be of benefit to humankind. Two of the main arguments that are used as a justification for the use of non-human primates in biomedical research are analysed. These are the ‘least harm greatest good’ and capacity arguments. This paper argues that these are equally applicable when considering whether or not humans are the appropriate subjects of biomedical research.

Keywords
  • biomedical resarch,
  • primates,
  • research subjects
Publication Date
2007
Citation Information
Muireann Quigley. "Non-human Primates: The Appropriate Subjects of Biomedical Research?" Journal of Medical Ethics Vol. 33 Iss. 11 (2007)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/muireann_quigley/3/