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The Making of Modern Anthrax, 1875-1920: Uniting Local, National and Global Histories of Disease - Science & Culture in the Nineteenth Century (Hardback)
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The Making of Modern Anthrax, 1875-1920: Uniting Local, National and Global Histories of Disease - Science & Culture in the Nineteenth Century (Hardback)

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Hardback 272 Pages / Published: 30/10/2013
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From the mid-nineteenth century onwards a number of previously unknown conditions were recorded in both animals and humans. Known by a variety of names, and found in diverse locations, by the end of the century these diseases were united under the banner of """"anthrax."""" Stark offers a fresh perspective on the history of infectious disease. He examines anthrax in terms of local, national and global significance, and constructs a narrative that spans public, professional and geographic domains.

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
ISBN: 9780822944966
Number of pages: 272
Dimensions: 210 x 152 x 25 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"An exemplary study that highlights how knowledge fashioned at a local level was exported and how a reading of anthrax can inform our understanding of the global circulation of knowledge."
--Isis

"Entertaining and enlightening reading . . . Stark provides a very convincing historical explanation of just why anthrax, regarded as a veterinary condition in large parts of the globe, enjoyed such a unique career in human medicine in Great Britain."
--Medical History


"A lively account that is accessible and readable by a wide audience ... a valuable and informative source of reference."
--Social History of Medicine
"The empirical depth of the book is considerable, the writing is excellent and accessible, and it intertwines case stories and local perspectives with national and international debates in a substantial way. On balance, this is an excellent book, which deserves a broad readership."
--Victorian Studies
"An exemplary study of how local history can inform our understanding of major changes in medicine and science across the world."
--Michael Worboys, University of Manchester
"Shakes up our complacent reliance on scientific explanations, demonstrating that our understanding of anthrax in humans springs from the context of global trade, labour relations, class conflict and cultural beliefs. This book advances historians' efforts to link local narratives to global circulations of knowledge about human/animal disease."
--Susan D. Jones, University of Minnesota

"Offers a fresh perspective. . . . This book is a bridge between local anecdotal evidence and global scientific knowledge and will please both medical and veterinary historians."
--Veterinary History

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