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Author Olmstead, Alan L., author

Title Arresting contagion : science, policy, and conflicts over animal disease control / Alan L. Olmstead, Paul W. Rhode
Published Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2015
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Description 1 online resource (x, 465 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents An enduring struggle -- Livestock disease environment and industry dynamics -- The battle to create the Bureau of Animal Industry -- The BAI in action: Establishing the area eradication model -- Bad blood: Deciphering Texas fever and confining its spread -- Contagions and crises: Foot-and-mouth disease -- The hog cholera puzzle: Controversy and discovery -- Trichinosis, trade, and food safety -- The benevolence of the butcher: The creation of federal meat inspection -- Bovine tuberculosis and the milk problem -- The eradication of Texas fever: Conflict and cooperation -- An impossible undertaking: Eradicating bovine tuberculosis -- Getting off the fix: Hog cholera eradication -- The mirror of the past
Summary Sixty percent of infectious human diseases are shared with other vertebrates. Alan Olmstead and Paul Rhode tell how innovations to combat livestock infections--border control, food inspection, drug regulation, federal research labs--turned the U.S. into a world leader in combatting communicable diseases, and remain central to public health policy
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 405-446) and index
Notes In English
Online resource; title from e-book title screen (DeGruyter platform, viewed February 25, 2016)
Subject United States. Bureau of Animal Industry.
Animal Diseases -- history.
Disease Transmission, Infectious -- prevention & control.
Health Policy -- history.
History, 19th Century.
History, 20th Century.
Animal health.
Animals -- Diseases -- United States -- Prevention.
Communicable diseases in animals -- United States -- Prevention -- Decision making.
Communicable diseases in animals -- United States -- Prevention.
Food -- Safety measures.
Livestock -- Diseases -- United States -- Prevention.
United States.
United States.
Form Electronic book
Author Rhode, Paul Webb, author
ISBN 0674736044 (electronic bk.)
9780674736047 (electronic bk.)
(hbk. ;) (alk. paper)
(hbk. ;) (alk. paper)