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Healing the Herds : Disease, Livestock Economies, and the Globalization of Veterinary Medicine,9780821418840

Healing the Herds : Disease, Livestock Economies, and the Globalization of Veterinary Medicine

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9780821418840

ISBN10:
082141884X
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Hardcover
Pub. Date:
4/1/2010
Publisher(s):
Ohio Univ Pr
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"Healing the Herds: Disease, Livestock Economies, and the Globalization of Veterinary Medicine" offers a new and exciting comparative approach to the complex interrelationships of microbes, markets, and medicine in the global economy. It draws upon fourteen case studies from the Americas, western Europe, and the European and Japanese colonies to illustrate how the rapid growth of the international trade in animals through the nineteenth century engendered the spread of infectious diseases, sometimes with devastating consequences for indigenous pastoral societies. The intensification of agriculture has transformed environments, with consequences for animal and human health. The last two centuries have also witnessed major changes in the way societies have conceptualized diseases and sought to control them. Politics, economics, and science inform these essays on the history of animal diseases and the expansion in veterinary medicine.

Author Biography

Karen Brown is a senior research officer at the Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine in Oxford, England. She has published a number of articles in journals of African studies, environmental studies, and the history of science.

Daniel Gilfoyle specializes in veterinary history in Africa and has published a number of articles on veterinary medicine in South Africa during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. He works at the National Archives in London.


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