Mad Dogs and Englishmen: Rabies in Britain 1830-2000 Rabies in Britain, 1830-2000

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2007-11-15
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

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"Rabies was a constant threat in Victorian Britain and gripped public imagination because its human form - hydrophobia - produced the worst of all possible deaths with the mind and body out of control. This book takes us back to an age when potentially rabid dogs lurked everywhere: at home, in the yard and on the street, in the press, in novels and in popular memory. The narrative explores the changing understandings of rabies amongst vets, doctors, animal welfare campaigners, state officials, politicians and the public, and the struggles over methods of control."--BOOK JACKET.

Author Biography

Michael Worboys is Director of the Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine and Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine at the University of Manchester, UK.

Table of Contents

Rabies Raging: 'The Era of Canine Madness', 1830
Rabies at Bay: 'The Dog Days', 1831-1861
Rabies Resurgent: 'The Dog Plague', 1864-1879
Rabies Cured: 'The Millennium of Pasteurism', 1880-1895
Rabies Banished: Muzzling and its Discontents, 1885-1902
Rabies Excluded: Quarantines to Pet Passports, 1902-2000
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