William Paton, Manz and mouse: animals in medical research, Oxford University Press, 1993, 2nd edition, pp. xvi, 304, £7.99 (0-19-286146-8)

E. M. Tansey
1994 Medical history  
Book Reviews well. Endemic disease is left aside in favour of the more dramatic and better documented epidemic diseases. The care of the mentally ill, chronically handicapped, and old receive relatively little attention. We are left wondering about Groningen's typicality, and the volume does not seek to enlighten us much on this. Yet Stadsbelang en standsbesef compensates for any gaps by its overall sweep which brings to light medical care in a town that was strengthening its authority on all
more » ... onts. Dr Huisman demonstrates above all what a small role therapeutics played in comparison with political, economic, social, and religious influences, and the poverty of attempting to describe changes in medical groups-their roles, power, and economic fortunes without placing them in a wider framework. Well produced, and richly illustrated, it has a price that other publishers might like to note. A minor gripe is the absence of a subject index. A major regret is that, while this volume rightly belongs alongside other important studies of early modern medicine-most recently that of Mary Fissell unless translated, it will remain inaccessible to most medical and social historians. Hilary Marland, Erasmus University Rotterdam WILLIAM PATON, Manz and mouse: animals in medical research, Oxford University Press, 1993,
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