"We are entering a new era in the question of animal rights. Nowhere is this extremely important issue more cogently discussed than in The Scalpel and the Butterfly. Those who believe, as I do, that animals have rights far beyond those that we at present accord them should arm themselves with the information in this valuable book."Elizabeth Marshall Thomas
"Must reading for biomedical researchers and indeed for anyone concerned about the ethics of human and animal experimentation. Rudacille is fair to both campsshe exposes both the merits and the weaknesses of the animal rights advocates and of the researchers, and tellingly recounts changes in our attitudes over time that dramatically illustrate the need for open minds and the willingness to change behavior when warranted by the evidence."Louis Lasagna, Tufts University School of Medicine
Rudacille uses impeccably researched material to take readers from the earliest days of animal-rights activism to the present.. In the final chapter, the author embarks on a productive discussion of ways the animal-rights controversy could be resolved.