The Professional Guinea Pig

Author: Roberto Abadie
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 0822393247
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The Professional Guinea Pig documents the emergence of the professional research subject in Phase I clinical trials testing the safety of drugs in development. Until the mid-1970s Phase I trials were conducted on prisoners. After that practice was outlawed, the pharmaceutical industry needed a replacement population and began to aggressively recruit healthy, paid subjects, some of whom came to depend on the income, earning their living by continuously taking part in these trials. Drawing on ethnographic research among self-identified “professional guinea pigs” in Philadelphia, Roberto Abadie examines their experiences and views on the conduct of the trials and the risks they assume by participating. Some of the research subjects he met had taken part in more than eighty Phase I trials. While the professional guinea pigs tended to believe that most clinical trials pose only a moderate health risk, Abadie contends that the hazards presented by continuous participation, such as exposure to potentially dangerous drug interactions, are discounted or ignored by research subjects in need of money. The risks to professional guinea pigs are also disregarded by the pharmaceutical industry, which has become dependent on the routine participation of experienced research subjects. Arguing that financial incentives compromise the ethical imperative for informed consent to be freely given by clinical-trials subjects, Abadie confirms the need to reform policies regulating the participation of paid subjects in Phase I clinical trials.

The Essential Guinea Pig

Publisher: Howell Book House
ISBN: 9780876053300
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Owning a guinea pig is rewarding and fun! Get all you need to know about feeding, housing and caring for your pet's health in The Essential Guinea Pig. Special features include professional color photos and expert tips on how to make your guinea pig a wonderful addition to the family. Learn how to have a great relationship with your pet with The Essential Guinea Pig.

A Guinea Pig Pride Prejudice

Author: Jane Austen
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1632862433
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It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single guinea pig in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife. It is a truth personally acknowledged by Mrs. Bennet that all five of her furry daughters-Jane, Elizabeth, Mary, Kitty, and Lydia-are in need of husbands. To her mother's grave disappointment, Elizabeth Bennet is headstrong and won't take just anyone, especially not the haughty Mr. Darcy.* Elizabeth blames the arrogant gentleman for steering Mr. Bingley, one of the rare men in possession of a good fortune, away from her older sister Jane. But when boy-crazy Kitty and Lydia fall in with the wrong crowd, it is Darcy who saves the day-and the Bennet family honor-and wins Elizabeth's tiny, rapidly beating rodent heart. This delightful retelling of Pride and Prejudice is illustrated throughout with full color photos of the finest guinea pig actors working today. Costumers familiar with the elegant curves of the guinea pig form have tailored lush period looks. And of course, it is the love between guinea pigs that can best illustrate the depth of feeling between Jane Austen's Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy. *The guinea pig playing Darcy struggled with looking supercilious, though rest assured, when carrots were removed from the elegant sets, the actor was able to still his nose long enough to look down it, and once he donned his summer-weight waistcoat, he made a fine and dashing Darcy.

A Guinea Pig Nativity

Author: Bloomsbury Publishing
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 140885435X
Format: PDF
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You know the story ... Mary and Joseph make the journey to Bethlehem, only to find there's no room at the inn. Then along come angels, shepherds and three kings from afar to worship the baby Jesus in the manger. A Guinea Pig Nativity is the classic Christmas story as you've never seen it before: with (you guessed it) guinea pigs photographed in the starring roles. Sweet, humble and funny, they bring their own guinea-pig-joyfulness to the nativity in a way that is completely irresistible. It's the perfect stocking filler!

Stink and the Great Guinea Pig Express

Author: Megan McDonald
Publisher: ABDO
ISBN: 9781599616834
Format: PDF
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In honor of Judy Moody's younger "bother," the creators of the award-winning series introduce Stink's solo adventures, with tales enhanced by a series of comic strips, drawn by Stink himself, that are interspersed throughout.

Guinea Pig in the Garage

Author: Ben M. Baglio
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 9780439230186
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Mandy Hope asks Rachael Farmer to take care of their neighbor's guinea pigs so that her parents will realize that Rachel is responsible enough to have a pet of her own, only to have one of the baby guinea pigs disappear.

Guinea Pig Party

Author: Holly Surplice
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 0763662690
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A cavorting group of guinea pigs share a fun-filled, pear-shaped party of games, snacks and squealing friendship.

A Guinea Pig Romeo Juliet

Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
ISBN: 9781635570007
Format: PDF
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A charming retelling of Shakespeare's beloved tragedy, brought to you by the cuddly stars of A Guinea Pig Pride & Prejudice. A Guinea Pig Romeo & Juliet tells the tragic tale of two star-crossed guinea pigs who fall in love at first nose twitch. When Romeo and Juliet meet in a crowded ballroom, they don't realize that their families are sworn enemies. Later that night, Romeo overhears Juliet declaring her love for him from her balcony, and the two hatch a plan to marry and escape. But their great romance is ruined by the family rivalry, which tears them apart and leads to their tragic demise. Portrayed with great heart by a darling cast of guinea pigs in adorable period costumes, A Guinea Pig Romeo & Juliet is Shakespeare as you've never seen him before.

The Biology of the Guinea Pig

Author: Joseph E. Wagner
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 148328932X
Format: PDF
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The Biology of the Guinea Pig focuses on the use of the guinea pig as a substrate in research. This book provides a comprehensive coverage of material related to applied care and management of guinea pigs and their diseases. Topics on guinea pig behavior, genetics, specific pathogen-free technique, biomethodology, and colony husbandry are also covered. This text likewise deals with the noninduced diseases of guinea pigs and use of the guinea pig in nutrition research, otologic research, toxicology, and teratology. This publication is beneficial to the general scientific community that includes investigators using or considering the use of guinea pigs in research, veterinarians, students of veterinary medicine, professionals concerned with the care and management of guinea pigs, commercial producers of guinea pigs, and cavy fanciers.

Georgia the Guinea Pig Fairy

Author: Daisy Meadows
ISBN: 9781439586884
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After her pet guinea pig, Sparky, is stolen by goblins, Georgia and the other pet fairies come up with a magic trick to frighten the goblins.