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Response to Review no. 41

This offensive and self-serving review fails to note that the intention of the editors in inviting the contributions was to show `something of the liveliness and diversity of the current state of studies of the multiple issues which were involved in the relation of religion and medicine in seventeenth century England’ (Introduction, p.4.) The reviewer, by contrast, appears to think that only one kind of historical work is legitimate on this topic – that engaged in by himself and his student. Hence anything in our volume which does not measure up to this particular standard is dismissed in offensive terms. Given this, we think further commentary on this review is pointless.