Animal Models of Neurological Disease, I

Neurodegenerative Diseases

  • Alan A. Boulton
  • Glen B. Baker
  • Roger F. Butterworth

Part of the Neuromethods book series (NM, volume 21)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Gary L Wenk
    Pages 29-63
  3. Dwaine F. Emerich, Paul R. Sanberg
    Pages 65-134
  4. FranÇois B. Jolicoeur, Robert Rivest
    Pages 135-158
  5. Paul J. Bédard, René Boucher, Baltazar Gomez-Mancilla, Pierre Blanchette
    Pages 159-173
  6. Gregory Konat, Richard C. Wiggins
    Pages 175-203
  7. Sheldon L. Miller
    Pages 205-273
  8. Roger F. Butterworth
    Pages 275-294
  9. Roberta M. Palmour
    Pages 295-352
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 353-368

About this book

Introduction

to the Animal Models Volumes This and several other volumes in the Neuromethods series will describe a number of animal models of neu- psychiatric disorders. Because of increasing public concern over the ethical treatment of animals in research, we felt it incumbent upon us to include this general preface to these volumes in order to indicate why we think further research using animals is necessary and why animal models of psychi- ric and neurologic disorders, in particular, are so important. We recognize that animals should only be used when suitable alternatives are not available. We think it self-e- dent, however, that humans can only be experimented upon in severely proscribed circumstances and alternative pro- dures using cell or tissue culture are inadequate in any models requiring assessments of behavioral change or of complex in vivo processes. However, when the distress, discomfort, or pain to the animals outweighs the anticipated gains for human welfare, then the research is not ethical and should not be carried out.

Editors and affiliations

  • Alan A. Boulton
    • 1
  • Glen B. Baker
    • 2
  • Roger F. Butterworth
    • 3
  1. 1.University of SaskatchewanSaskatoonCanada
  2. 2.University of AlbertaEdmontonCanada
  3. 3.University of MontrealMontrealCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1385/0896032086
  • Copyright Information Humana Press 1992
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Totowa, NJ
  • eBook Packages Springer Protocols
  • Print ISBN 978-0-89603-208-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-59259-626-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0893-2336
  • Series Online ISSN 1940-6045
  • About this book