Book ID: CBB621181167

Pathogens Crossing Borders: Global Animal Diseases and International Responses, 1860–1947 (2022)


Cornelia Knab (Author)

Taylor & Francis

Publication Date: 2022
Physical Details: 258
Language: English

The increasing globalization of trade, travel and transport since the mid-19th century had unwelcome consequences – one of them was the spread of contagious animal diseases over greater distances in a shorter time than ever before. Borders and national control strategies proved to be insufficient to stop the pathogens. Not surprisingly, the issue of epizootics (epidemics of animals) was among the first topics to be addressed by international meetings from the 1860s onwards. Pathogens Crossing Borders explores the history of international efforts to contain and prevent the spread of animal diseases from the early 1860s to the years after the Second World War. As an innovative contribution to global history and the history of internationalism, the book investigates how disease experts, politicians and state authorities developed concepts, practices and institutional structures at the international level to tackle the spread of animal diseases across borders. By following their activities in dealing with a problem area which was – and is today – of enormous political, social, public health and economic relevance, the book reveals the historical challenges of finding common international responses to complex and pressing global issues for which there are no easy solutions.

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Authors & Contributors
Brown, Karen
Woods, Abigail
Bashford, Alison
Somsen, Geert J.
Gilfoyle, Daniel
Greene, Ann
Centaurus: International Magazine of the History of Mathematics, Science, and Technology
Journal of Southern African Studies
History of the Human Sciences
Social History of Medicine
Minerva: A Review of Science, Learning and Policy
Journal of World History
Ohio University Press
St. John's University (New York)
Purdue University Press
Palgrave Macmillan
Veterinary medicine
Animal diseases
Disease and diseases
Public health
Globalization; internationalization
Eijkman, Pieter
Galton, Francis
Matignon, Jean-Jacques
Time Periods
19th century
20th century, early
20th century
21st century
18th century
Great Britain
South Africa
Kingdom of Italy (1861-1946)
Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute
Smithsonian National Zoological Park (Smithsonian National Zoo)

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