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Medicine and Biomedical Sciences in Modern History
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Animals and the Shaping of Modern Medicine

One Health and its Histories

Authors: Woods, A., Bresalier, M., Cassidy, A., Woods, A.

  • Funded by the Wellcome Trust, this book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license
  • Opens up a new perspective on the history of modern medicine in which animals and their diseases take centre stage
  • Explores the complex combined history of medicine and veterinary medicine
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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.

About the authors

Abigail Woods is Professor of the History of Human and Animal Health and Head of the Department of History at King’s College London, UK.

Michael Bresalier is Lecturer in the History of Medicine at Swansea University, UK.

Angela Cassidy is a Lecturer in the Politics department, University of Exeter, UK.

Rachel Mason Dentinger is a Scholar-In-Residence and Associate Instructor at the University of Utah, USA.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction: Centring Animals Within Medical History

    Woods, Abigail (et al.)

    Pages 1-26

  • Doctors in the Zoo: Connecting Human and Animal Health in British Zoological Gardens, c.1828–1890

    Woods, Abigail

    Pages 27-69

  • From Coordinated Campaigns to Watertight Compartments: Diseased Sheep and their Investigation in Britain, c.1880–1920

    Woods, Abigail

    Pages 71-117

  • From Healthy Cows to Healthy Humans: Integrated Approaches to World Hunger, c.1930–1965

    Bresalier, Michael

    Pages 119-160

  • The Parasitological Pursuit: Crossing Species and Disciplinary Boundaries with Calvin W. Schwabe and the Echinococcus Tapeworm, 1956–1975

    Mason Dentinger, Rachel

    Pages 161-191

Buy this book

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  • ISBN 978-3-319-64337-3
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-74118-5
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Animals and the Shaping of Modern Medicine
Book Subtitle
One Health and its Histories
Authors
Series Title
Medicine and Biomedical Sciences in Modern History
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-64337-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-64337-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-64336-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-74118-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 280
Number of Illustrations and Tables
5 illustrations in colour
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