Savages, drunks, and lab animals: the researcher’s perception of pain

MT Phillips Date of publication: 01/10/1993


A short written journal article, describing an ethnographic study into anaesthetic and analgesic usage in two animal research institutions in New York. The study found anaesthesia usage is common (though it is often administered haphazardly) during painful procedures, but analgesia is rarely used to relieve post-procedural pain.