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|The Origin of U.S. Dietary Guidelines|
Current U.S. dietary policies still reflect the basic design of the food guides from the early part of this century. In 1894, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) developed the first food composition tables and dietary standards for Americans. In 1916, the first daily food guides appeared in U
|Good Medicine Archive|
2013 Issues Escaping the Research Mousetrap Good Medicine Winter 2013 Vol. XXII, No. 1 Can We End Alzheimer's?
|The Use of Animals for Physiology Instruction at the Medical College of Wisconsin|
A Report by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine John J. Pippin, M.D., F.A.C.C. October 11, 2006 (Revised December 20, 2007) I. Executive summary Twenty years ago, live dogs, cats, pigs and other animals were commonly used in physiology, pharmacology, and surgery courses at medical schools. A sta
|Survey Shows Most Canadian Universities No Longer Use Live Animal Laboratories in Medical School Curricula|
WASHINGTON—A recent survey conducted by the international health advocacy organization Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) shows that 11 of the 16 medical universities in Canada no longer use live animals in their teaching curricula. PCRM asked the Canadian universities if they have live anim
|PCRM Petitions Department of Defense to End Live Animal Use|
The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) in Bethesda, Md., is the country’s only military medical school—and it’s also one of the only schools that continues to use and kill live animals in medical student education. PCRM ramped up its campaign to reform medical education a
|PCRM Online Archive|
May 2013: Read this Issue> Physicians Committee Hosts Congressional Vegetarian Caucus; Join the VegRUN Marathon Training Program; Baby Boom + Fast Food = Dementia Boom; Attend the International Conference of Nutrition and the Brain; Physicians Committee Persuades Harvard to Close Primate Facility; Militar
|Replacing Animals in Medical Education|
When Jennifer Dankle entered Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1997, she had no idea she was supposed to cut open live dogs as part of her training. Then she walked past a school laboratory one day and heard the animals barking. Other students told her the dogs were kept in small cages for
|Frequently Asked Questions About Animal Experimentation Issues|
Frequently Asked Questions About Animal Experimentation Issues 1. What concerns are raised by the use of animals for medical and scientific experiments? 2. What are the alternatives to using animals in medical experiments? 3. Is some animal testing required by law? 4. D
|Billboards Call for Action Against Animal Labs in Portland and Milwaukee|
PCRM took its message about live animal labs to the streets in Portland, Ore., and Milwaukee this winter. A billboard went up the first week of January in both cities, each of which is home to a medical school that plans to hold a live animal lab this semester. Both billboards feature a pig and the words “Fi
|End OHSU's Live Animal Lab|
This opinion piece was published on Jan. 19, 2008, in The Oregonian. First, do no harm. That's one of the first lessons medical students are taught. It seems obvious that people who want to become doctors are motivated by a desire to preserve life, but some students are still faced with choosing whether o
|Brody School of Medicine Ends Its Live Animal Labs|
Live animal labs are quickly becoming a thing of the past. On March 31, PCRM received a letter from the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University (ECU) stating that the use of live animals will be eliminated from the medical school’s curriculum effective July 1, 2008. The school had been using pigs
|PCRM Online July 2012|
July 2012 Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
|Stony Brook University, Saint Louis University End Animal Labs After Bar Association, PCRM Letters|
Two more medical schools have stopped using live animal labs in medical education. Stony Brook University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine in New York and Saint Louis University School of Medicine join eight others that have stopped using live animals labs in medical student curricula since t
|Help End Live Animal Labs at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine|
Can you help us end the live animal lab at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine? Twenty years ago, live animals were commonly used in physiology, pharmacology, and surgery classes at medical schools. A standard lab involved anesthetizing the animal, followed by injecting pharmaceuticals or practicing sur
|Study Shows Dramatic Decline in Use of Live Animals, Especially Dogs, in Medical Education|
LA JOLLA, Calif.—A new study appearing in Academic Medicine documents the continued decline in the use of dogs and other live animals in medical school laboratories. In physiology courses, live animals were used in 39 percent of U.S. medical schools in 1994 but dropped to 18 percent in 2001. Similarly, l