Mad Dogs And Englishmen

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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.

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"Pemberton and Worboys's study is fascinating, revealing the complexities of a nation struggling to understand and cope with increasingly complex relationships affecting custom and norms." —Nancy LoPatin-Lummis, University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point
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Meet the Author

NEIL PEMBERTON is a Research Associate in the Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine and Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine at the University of Manchester, UK. He works on the history of deaf education and deaf people in Victorian England. He is currently writing a book on the history of noise in the twentieth century.

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. He has worked on the history of science and imperialism, tropical medicine, and bacteriology. His recent publications include Spreading Germs: Disease Theories and Medical Practice in Britain, 1865-2000 and, with Sanjoy Bhattacharya and Mark Harrison, Fractured States: Smallpox, Public Health and Vaccination Policy in British India, 1800-1947.

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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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