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To stamp out "so terrible a malady": Bovine tuberculosis and tuberculin testing in Britain, 1890-1939

Waddington, Keir 2004. To stamp out "so terrible a malady": Bovine tuberculosis and tuberculin testing in Britain, 1890-1939. Medical History 48 (1) , pp. 29-48. 10.1017/S0025727300007043

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Abstract

In the early-twentieth century, moves to prevent infection from tuberculosis became an integral part of local government public health schemes. While the scale of action was dependent on individual authorities and ratepayers, interest was not limited to the pulmonary form of the disease. Effort was also directed at tackling bovine tuberculosis, which by the 1890s had become “the most important disease of cows” and, with its zoonotic properties accepted, “a substantial risk to the … consumer”. With meat and milk identified as the main vectors, moves to detect infected livestock and limit the spread of the disease became part of a wider preventive strategy. Measures were introduced to control the sale of tuberculous meat and milk. Eradication schemes were promoted, as concern merged with a growing interest in food safety and agriculture, and became caught up with debates on national efficiency, farming and child health.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: History, Archaeology and Religion
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
R Medicine > RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology
Additional Information: Pdf uploaded in accordance with publisher's policy at http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/issn/0025-7273/ (accessed 25/02/2014).
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISSN: 0025-7273
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2016
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 01:52
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/3921

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