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The Resource Arresting contagion : science, policy, and conflicts over animal disease control, Alan L. Olmstead and Paul W. Rhode

Arresting contagion : science, policy, and conflicts over animal disease control, Alan L. Olmstead and Paul W. Rhode

Label
Arresting contagion : science, policy, and conflicts over animal disease control
Title
Arresting contagion
Title remainder
science, policy, and conflicts over animal disease control
Statement of responsibility
Alan L. Olmstead and Paul W. Rhode
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Over sixty percent of all infectious human diseasess, including tuberculosis, influenza, cholera, and hundreds more, are shared with other vertebrate animals. Arresting Contagion tells the story of how early efforts to combat livestock infections turned the United States from a disease-prone nation into a world leader in controlling communicable diseases. Alan Olmstead and Paul Rhode show that many innovations devised in the fight against animal diseases, ranging from border control and food inspection to drug regulations and the creation of federal research labs, provided the foundation for modern food safety programs and remain at the heart of U.S. public health policy. America's first concerted effort to control livestock diseases dates to the founding of the Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) in 1884. Because the BAI represented a milestone in federal regulation of commerce and industry, the agency encountered major jurisdictional and constitutional obstacles. Nevertheless, it proved effective in halting the spread of diseases, counting among its early breakthroughs the discovery of Salmonella and advances in the understanding of vector-borne diseases. By the 1940s, government policies had eliminated several major animal diseases, saving hundreds of thousands of lives and establishing a model for eradication that would be used around the world. Although scientific advances played a key role, government interventions did as well. Today, a dominant economic ideology frowns on government regulation of the economy, but the authors argue that in this case it was an essential force for good. -- from dust jacket
Cataloging source
DNLM/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Olmstead, Alan L
Dewey number
636.089/69
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
SF781
LC item number
.O46 2015
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
SF781
NAL item number
.O66 2015
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2015 B-443
  • SF 623
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Rhode, Paul Webb
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Communicable diseases in animals
  • Livestock
  • Animals
  • Animal health
  • Food
  • Animal Diseases
  • Disease Transmission, Infectious
  • Health Policy
  • History, 19th Century
  • History, 20th Century
  • United States
  • Tierseuchenbekämpfung
  • Lebensmittelüberwachung
  • Fleischindustrie
  • USA
Label
Arresting contagion : science, policy, and conflicts over animal disease control, Alan L. Olmstead and Paul W. Rhode
Link
http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=43450
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
ocn875999826
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 465 pages
Isbn
9780674728776
Lccn
2014016723
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780674728776
  • (OCoLC)875999826
Label
Arresting contagion : science, policy, and conflicts over animal disease control, Alan L. Olmstead and Paul W. Rhode
Link
http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=43450
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
ocn875999826
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 465 pages
Isbn
9780674728776
Lccn
2014016723
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780674728776
  • (OCoLC)875999826

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