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This paper discusses the ethical and scientific need for assessing the potential benefit of research likely to cause suffering to protected animals. Reasons for the assessment of benefit and suffering are outlined. Proposals of the Institute of Medical Ethics (IME) working party for benefit and suffering are presented.

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Authors: BALLS M, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Sciences, Baltimore (US), November 14-19, 1993
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 38084 ORA
Record Number: 199410190 / Last updated on: 1994-11-28
Original language: en
Available languages: en