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 New Owner s Guide to Guinea Pigs

Author: Karen Bawoll
Publisher: Tfh Publications Incorporated
ISBN: 9780793828302
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Why are guinea pigs such popular pets? They are cute, furry, lovable little animals that are very affectionate and develop close bonds with their owners. A New Owner's Guide to Guinea Pigs is the perfect book for everyone who loves guinea pigs, whether they are new owners or longtime fanciers. From basic housing and feeding to breeding, showing, and everything in between, nothing is left out of this well-written and entertaining reference.

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.

Guinea Pig Zero

Author: Robert Helms
Publisher: Garrett County Press
ISBN: 1891053280
Format: PDF, Mobi
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From first person accounts of pharmaceutical studies gone bad to intricate medical histories, Guinea Pig Zero provides a fascinating look at the people who sell their bodies to science. While the book provides advice to present-day research subjects (by rating research clinics), the book also provides context by investigating the history and ethics behind this important, but little-known medical industry.

A Guinea Pig Nativity

Author: Bloomsbury Publishing
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 140885435X
Format: PDF, ePub
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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!

The Biology of the Guinea Pig

Author: Joseph E. Wagner
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 148328932X
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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.

My Guinea Pig and Me

Author: Immanuel Birmelin
Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Incorporated
ISBN: 9780764118067
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Provides advice for owners of guinea pigs, including information on their senses and behavior, ideas for building a relationship, tips on playing with a guinea pig, and suggestions for caring for the older guinea pig.

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.


Author: Kingsmith Dick
Publisher: Hyperion Book CH
ISBN: 9780786823130
Format: PDF, Kindle
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From the author of Babe: The Gallant Pig, a tender tale of a young student and her clever pet.