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Animals and disease : an introduction to the history of comparative medicine

Author: Lise Wilkinson
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book presents an analysis of the origins and development of the study of infectious, epidemic diseases in animals and man and how the field of comparative medicine developed to provide a  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lise Wilkinson
ISBN: 0521018447 9780521018449 0521375738 9780521375733
OCLC Number: 60320167
Description: x, 272 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Attitudes to animal health and disease in the ancient world; 2. From the dark ages to the dawn of enlightenment; 3. Impact of cattle plague in the early eighteenth century; 4. Cattle plague in England and on the European continent 1714-80; 5. The first veterinary schools and their corollary: veterinary science in the making; 6. Patterns of veterinary education and professional achievement in England 1750-1900; 7. From transmissibility of Rabies and Glanders to the Bacteridium of Anthrax 1800-70; 8. Putrid intoxication, animate contagion, and early epidemiology; 9. Establishing professional comparative medicine in nineteenth century France: policies and personalities; 10. British comparative pathology after 1870; 11. The Brown Animal Sanatory Institution; 12. Nineteenth century developments in comparative medicine on the European continent; 13. From European nucleus to world-wide growth of Institutes of Comparative Medicine.
Other Titles: Animals & disease
Responsibility: Lise Wilkinson.
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