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Posted: Having had rather a slow day work wise today, I was digging through old junk in the office...and came across this. I don't know who wrote it (if anyone has an idea, let me know), but it made me stop and think....
Aren't you They asked Haunted By the ghosts Of innocent mice And rats, And cats, And yes, My God, Those sad-eyed Trusting Dogs That have suffered And died That suffer And die Even now In you damned Laboratory experiments Aren't you I replied Haunted By the ghosts Of innocent men And women And boys And, yes, My god, Those sad-eyed Trusting Little girls Who have suffered And died Who suffer And die Even now Because I have not yet Done enough Damned Laboratory experiments? One should choose ghosts Like friends Carefully
Spoiling Christmas for small children since 2003.
Humans have diferent reactions to drugs than animals. Animals are different to humans in many ways, genetically, anatomically, physiology, emptionally and socially. THALIDOMIDE Thalidomide was marketed as a safe tranquilizer for pregnant women, proven safe by years of testing on animals. However, this "safe" drug resulted in more than 10,000 grossly deformed human babies worldwide. ORAL CONTRACEPTIVES In humans, oral contraceptives increase the risk of fatal blood clots, but in dogs they prolong blood clotting times. I could go on Love is a gift. You can't buy it, you can't find it, someone has to give it to you. Learn to be receptive of that gift
Thalidomide was never tested properly prior to its introduction as a morning sickness supressor. And when they did test it, they found that it had an optical isomer, and it was this isomerism that had caused all the problems.
Yes, rats metabolised the drug differently to humans, but tests on monkeys and rabbits had the same effects.
Interestingly enough, thalidomide is quite useful as a treatment for inflammatory disease.
But that wasn't what I was getting at ... Spoiling Christmas for small children since 2003.