Comments From All Quarters Author:Thomas L. Wolfle pp.13
Date: June 13,1994

For the past several months, the National Research Council's (NRC) Committee to Revise the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals has been poring over an 83-page booklet that provides humane guidelines for the care and use of laboratory animals. The committee's charge from NRC is to revise and update the booklet--first published in 1963-- while keeping its original tone and approach intact. Work on this revision of the booklet--better known simply as "the Guide"--has generated more than 200 written comments from researchers and others and has attracted sizable crowds at public meetings across the United States. Those who use, care for, and oversee the use of animals in biomedical research are following the progress of our work.

The Guide, now in its sixth edition, has had an important impact both in the U.S. and abroad;...

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