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The Use of Animals for Physiology Instruction at the Medical College of Wisconsin
07/11/2011 - 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
Good Medicine Archive
06/13/2011 - 2014 Issues   Reclaiming Traditions, Reclaiming Health: Fighting Diabetes with a New, Old Diet Good Medicine Summer 2014 Vol. XXIII No. 3     Rabies Experiments:  PCRM Experts Call Foul
PCRM Petitions Department of Defense to End Live Animal Use
01/16/2011 - 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
Brody School of Medicine Ends Its Live Animal Labs
01/16/2011 - 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
The Origin of U.S. Dietary Guidelines
12/28/2010 - 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
End OHSU's Live Animal Lab
01/18/2008 - 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
Survey Shows Most Canadian Universities No Longer Use Live Animal Laboratories in Medical School Curricula
02/12/2002 - 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

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