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This Ciba Symposium sought to evaluate the use of animal behavioral studies in screening and contributing new psychomimetic drugs. An increasing number of therapeutically useful agents have become available through such efforts, in spite of the difficulties in extrapolating to man the results obtained in lower species, in which the structural difference of the central nervous system organization most markedly differs. This success is partly due to the ingenuity of the investigators and partly to adherence to intelligent empiricism.
The lack of uniform criteria in evaluating mental states and mental disease is one of the most serious disadvantages of the
Animal Behaviour and Drug Action.. Ann Intern Med. 1965;62:191–192. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-62-1-191_2
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