- Laboratory for Experimental Medicine and Surgery in Primates
LEMSIP or "Laboratory for Experimental Medicine and Surgery in Primates", was a
New York Universityresearch facility founded in 1965by Edward Goldsmith and Jan Moor-Jankowski. The Tuxedo, New York-based outfit was a prominent "vendor" of primates and primate parts in the New York metropolitan area. These were used by area scientists for transplantation and virusresearch.
The facility was the subject of a documentary produced by
National Geographicfeatured Jane Goodall. The award-winning episode, entitled " Chimp Rescue", was broadcast in 1998, shortly after the closure of the facility. The documentary chronicled James Mahoney's efforts to save approximately one hundred primates prior to the closure of the facility.
One of the likely contributing factors to the demise of LEMSIP was the revision of the caging requirements prescribed by the
USDA. The upgrades would have cost the university at least two million U.S. dollars. As a result, custody of several specimen were passed on to the Coulston Foundation.
Moor-Jankowski, a member of the
French Academy of Medicineaccused the NYU in 1996 of his ouster as director of LEMSIP. He alleged that this act was retaliation for his blowing the whistle on former NYU primate addiction researcher Ron Wood.
* [http://www.apnm.org/campaigns/chimps/LethalKinship.pdf Lethal Kinship] A report on the chimpanzees of The Coulston Foundation (in PDF format)
* [http://www.apnm.org/campaigns/chimps/LethalKinship.doc Lethal Kinship] A report on the chimpanzees of The Coulston Foundation (in DOC format)
* [http://www.psyeta.org/newsletters/96-12.html Society and Animals Forum] December 1996 issue reporting on Moor-Jankowski's suit against NYU
* [http://www.aegis.org/news/ads/1995/AD951103.html NYU to Quit Its Monkey Business] Excerpt from Science magazine "(published 06/02/95 Vol. 268, No. 5215, P. 1267)"
* [http://www.vivisectioninfo.org/Coulston/totalvictory/ Commensurating the closure of Coulston]
* [http://www.aegis.com/news/ads/1995/AD951432.html Animal Advocates Protest Plans for a Primate Lab] NYT Excerpt
* [http://www.satyamag.com/apr98/nyu_timeline.html NYU / LEMSIP timeline]
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