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

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

by N. Pemberton, M. Worboys
     
 

ISBN-10: 0230542409

ISBN-13: 9780230542402

Pub. Date: 10/17/2007

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK

Rabies was a constant threat in Victorian Britain and gripped popular imagination, not least because its human form, hydrophobia, produced a vile death with the mind and body out of control. This book explores the changing understanding of rabies amongst veterinarians, animal welfare campaigners, state officials, politicians and the public.

Overview

Rabies was a constant threat in Victorian Britain and gripped popular imagination, not least because its human form, hydrophobia, produced a vile death with the mind and body out of control. This book explores the changing understanding of rabies amongst veterinarians, animal welfare campaigners, state officials, politicians and the public.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230542402
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date:
10/17/2007
Series:
Science, Technology and Medicine in Modern History Series
Edition description:
2007
Pages:
247
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 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 Conclusion

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