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Author Swabe, Joanna, 1969-

Title Animals, disease, and human society : human-animal relations and the rise of veterinary medicine / Joanna Swabe.

Published London ; New York : Routledge, 1999.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  636.08909 SWAB    AVAILABLE
 UniM Vet W  636.08909 SWAB    AVAILABLE
Physical description vii, 243 pages ; 23 cm.
Series Routledge studies in science, technology, and society ; 2.
Routledge studies in science, technology, and society ; 2.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-232) and index.
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. Domestication, dependency and disease -- 3. Animals, disease and human social life: from ancient times to the early modern period -- 4. The unfolding veterinary regime -- 5. The intensification of livestock production and the veterinary regime during the twentieth century -- 6. Pandering to pets: pet-keeping and the emergence of small-animal practice -- 7. Epilogue.
Summary Joanna Swabe's timely work looks at human-animal relations from antiquity to BSE and cloning, contending that veterinary knowledge and practice has played a crucial role in human history. This title available in eBook format. Click here for more information. Visit our eBookstore at:
Subject Veterinary medicine -- History.
Domestic animals -- Social aspects -- History.
Human-animal relationships -- History.
Zoonoses -- History.
ISBN 0415181933