Uniting Local, National and Global Histories of Disease
James F Stark, University of Leeds
- Relié: 256 pages
- Editeur : Pickering & Chatto (Publishers) Ltd (1 octobre 2013)
- Collection : Science and Culture in the Nineteenth Century
- ISBN-10: 1848934467
- ISBN-13: 978-1848934467
From the mid-nineteenth century onwards a number of previously unknown conditions were recorded in both animals and humans. Known by a variety of names, and found in diverse locations, by the end of the century these diseases were united under the banner of ‘anthrax’. Stark offers a fresh perspective on the history of infectious disease. He examines anthrax in terms of local, national and global significance, and constructs a narrative that spans public, professional and geographic domains.