Further Reading: Laboratory Animals

There are now a number of good pieces on the importance of laboratory animals as experimental systems. Some of the best are Karen Rader, Making Mice: Standardizing Animals for American Biomedical Research, 1900-1955 (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2004), Bonnie Tocher Claus, “The Right Organism for the Job” in The Journal of the History of Biology, 1993, 233-267, and Robert Kohler, Lords of the Fly: Drosophila Genetics and the Experimental Life (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1994).