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Healing the Herds: Disease, Livestock Economies, and the Globalization of Veterinary Medicine

Edited By: Karen Brown, Daniel Gilfoyle and James LA Webb

288 pages, illus

Ohio State University Press

Paperback | Mar 2010 | #182310 | ISBN-13: 9780821418857
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Hardback | Mar 2010 | #182308 | ISBN-13: 9780821418840
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About this book

This book offers a new and exciting comparative approach to the complex interrelationships of microbes, markets and medicine in the global economy. It draws upon fourteen case studies from the Americas, western Europe, and the European and Japanese colonies to illustrate how the rapid growth of the international trade in animals through the nineteenth century engendered the spread of infectious diseases, sometimes with devastating consequences for indigenous pastoral societies.


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