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31. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

Quoting MASSAGEUK

what, major medical school hasn't got cadavers to train students properly?

and why not vivisection - of cource I am against cosmetic/beauty tests

"Vivisection" is the practice of performing surgical experiments on live animals for scientific research.

32. Posted by ukmassage (Inactive 1052 posts) 11y

under this name comes as well drug and cosmetic testing and all painful treatment of living animals for scientific research

33. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

A "cadaver" is the dead body of a person ... Medical students would probably gain more from HUMAN bodies. Veterinarian students are more likely to benefit from animal experiments.

34. Posted by ukmassage (Inactive 1052 posts) 11y

isadora applauded ban on vivisection - and compleined about not enough cadavers for the training.

live tissues of animals can be used for practising surgical skills. Better than sending away undercooked surgeons who never operated on the living organism.

you can learn anothomy from books and multimedia devices - but manual/palpetion skills needs of lot of a hands on experience. Even in a massage therapy profession these skills are essential.

35. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

Anothomy ?

36. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

Quoting MASSAGEUK

you can learn anothomy from books and multimedia devices - but manual/palpetion skills needs of lot of a hands on experience. Even in a massage therapy profession these skills are essential.

Perhaps some of our Irish members can shed some light on goblin anothomy ....

37. Posted by ukmassage (Inactive 1052 posts) 11y

come on, wocca, you can do better than spotting misspells

38. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

I do even better at spotting red herrings ...

39. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 11y

Quoting MASSAGEUK

isadora applauded ban on vivisection - and compleined about not enough cadavers for the training.

Excuse me, but I did NOT applaud a ban of vivasection. I applauded your donating your whole body to science. That is all. I did say I would not discuss animal rights activists any further than my comment about their influence on use of real tissue for surgical procedures.

I am not anti-vivasectionist. I made my living working in pharmaceutical and biomedical research. My views on it have not changes even though I no longer work in the field.

Sorry, but I just didn't want my comments misinterpretted. Like many others, this is one subject that will not be resolved anytime soon and the division between the two viewpoints is vast. Few dare to trend in the middle, but I am one of those middlemen. Both sides have good arguments.

40. Posted by ukmassage (Inactive 1052 posts) 11y

apologies, misunderstanding.
myself I am not anti-vivisectionist - however I am against useless cosmetic/beauty remedy tests on animals.