Mad Dogs and Englishmen
Rabies in Britain, 1830-2000
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Mad Dogs and Englishmen by Neil Pemberton
Book DescriptionRabies 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9780230542402
(216mm x 140mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 17-Oct-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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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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Author Biography - Neil Pemberton
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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