Dr Simon is a specialist surgeon in the fields of orthopedic surgery and trauma surgery, in addition to emergency medicine. He is senior emergency physician at the University of Heidelberg medical clinic. Antidote Europe (AE) : Please could you tell our readers when and how you discovered animal experiments in the course of your medical career…. Read more
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Antidote Europe (AE): At what point in your medical training did you begin to question the value of animal models with respect to human medicine? Eva Katharina Kühner (EKK): I have always felt uncomfortable knowing that animal experiments are performed to test industrial chemicals and to develop pharmaceutical drugs. At the beginning of my medical… Read more
With technology progressing so rapidly, it is difficult to understand why animal testing still persists, for example in the field of regulatory toxicology. The development in 2011 of a non animal method to replace the testing of Botox products is clear proof that industry has the ability to replace even the most “complex” animal tests… Read more
Antidote Europe (AE): Thank you Dr Corina Gericke for granting us this interview. Please could you tell our readers how you (a veterinary surgeon) became involved in what is today the biggest organisation of medical scientists against animal experiments in Europe (Aertze Gegen Tierversuche – DAAE) ? Dr Corina Gericke (CG): In 1985 I was… Read more
I was born in England and moved to the United States as a teenager. I received a BA degree from Barnard College at Columbia University and an MD degree from the State University of New York. I completed 6 years of residency in both general surgery and plastic surgery. Following this I had a full… Read more