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The frivolous taking of life

The frivolous taking of life

You may have seen the startling bus and metro ads around town that warn, "What does JHU have that 98 percent of medical schools don't? Live animal labs." That's right. Johns Hopkins and the University of Tennessee College of Medicine in Chattanooga are the last two holdouts that continue to use live animals to train students. They've refused to join all of the other U.S. medical schools — including the University of Mississippi School of Medicine and Rush Medical College in Chicago just this month — that have modernized medical education by ending animal labs. At Johns Hopkins, third-year medical students take part in a surgery clerkship in which live...