Iowa State University Veterinarian: Volume 58, Issue 1
While acupuncture is a revered medical practice in many Eastern societies, many people in Western society question its validity as a medical treatment. In the 1950s, scientific research began to distinguish the myths from the facts. It was shown that acupuncture could induce a surgical plane of analgesia. Since then a large amount of research has been done to determine the mechanisms of acupuncture. This paper will discuss the definition of acupuncture, what research has discovered, how it works and its effectiveness.
The annual meeting of the Iowa State University Veterinary Medical Alumni Association (ISUVMAA) was held at the Marriott Hotel, Des Moines at noon on January 28, 1996. There were 49 members in attendance.
Veterinary medicine stands opposed to the concept of animal rights, although a number will readily contest this statement. Opposition comes from a misunderstanding of the veterinarian's role in society and a lack of knowledge of what the animal rights philosophy demands. Properly understood, it is diametrically opposed to the Veterinarian's Oath, which enjoins us to "participate in the advancement of medical knowledge." We cannot do this and meet the demands of the animal rights movement.
Photos of the graduating class of 1996 of the College of Veterinary Medicine.
This article contains news pertaining to the alumni of the College of Veterinary Medicine.