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Science, medicine, and animals / Committee on the Use of Animals in Research

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ISBN 0-309-04439-1

1. Animal experimentation. I. Committee on the Use of Animals in Research (U.S.) II. National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

III. Institute of Medicine (U.S.)

HV49156.S35 1991




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Photomicrographs of the drug AZT, which was tested and developed in animals for the treatment of AIDS in humans, taken at magnifications of 30x and 50x and illuminated with polarized and darkfield lighting techniques.


National Cancer Institute (cover and pages 3, 5, 6, 8-9, 16, 21, 26, and 27)

Delta Society and People, Pets, Partnership (page 14)

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