John McFadyean

Author: Iain Pattison
Publisher: J. A. Allen, Limited
ISBN: WISC:89006763486
Release Date: 1981-01-01
Genre: Veterinarians

McFadyean, John.

Spreading Germs

Author: Michael Worboys
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521773024
Release Date: 2000-10-16
Genre: History

Spreading Germs discusses how modern ideas on the bacterial causes diseases were constructed and spread within the British medical profession.

Science and Empire

Author: Paul F. Cranefield
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521524490
Release Date: 2002-08-22
Genre: Medical

The story of East Coast fever, a lethal disease of cattle, and its scientific study.

A Manufactured Plague

Author: Abigail Woods
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136572951
Release Date: 2013-06-17
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Foot and mouth disease (FMD) is currently regarded as one of the world's worst animal plagues. But how did this label become attached to a curable disease that poses little threat to human health? And why, in the epidemic of 2001, did the government's control strategy still rely upon Victorian trade restrictions and mass slaughter? This groundbreaking and well-researched book shows that, for over a century, FMD has brought fear, tragedy and sorrow- damaging businesses and affecting international relations. Yet these effects were neither inevitable nor caused by FMD itself but were, rather, the product of the legislation used to control it, and in this sense FMD is a 'manufactured' plague rather than a natural one. A Manufactured Plague turns the spotlight on this process of manufacture, revealing a rich history beset by controversy, in which party politics, class relations, veterinary ambitions, agricultural practices, the priorities of farming and the meat trade, fears for national security and scientific progress all made FMD what it is today.

Animals and the Shaping of Modern Medicine

Author: Abigail Woods
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319643373
Release Date: 2017-12-29
Genre: Science

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license. This book breaks new ground by situating animals and their diseases at the very heart of modern medicine. In demonstrating their historical significance as subjects and shapers of medicine, it offers important insights into past animal lives, and reveals that what we think of as ‘human’ medicine was in fact deeply zoological. Each chapter analyses an important episode in which animals changed and were changed by medicine. Ranging across the animal inhabitants of Britain’s zoos, sick sheep on Scottish farms, unproductive livestock in developing countries, and the tapeworms of California and Beirut, they illuminate the multi-species dimensions of modern medicine and its rich historical connections with biology, zoology, agriculture and veterinary medicine. The modern movement for One Health – whose history is also analyzed – is therefore revealed as just the latest attempt to improve health by working across species and disciplines. This book will appeal to historians of animals, science and medicine, to those involved in the promotion and practice of One Health today.

Papers by command

Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons
ISBN: STANFORD:36105009887535
Release Date: 1913
Genre: Legislation

Parliamentary Papers

Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons
ISBN: OSU:32435068423235
Release Date: 1908
Genre: Great Britain