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Author Wang, Jessica, 1967- author

Title Mad dogs and other New Yorkers : rabies, medicine, and society in an American metropolis, 1840-1920 / Jessica Wang
Published Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2019
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Description 1 online resource
Series Animals, history, and culture
Contents Dogs, humans, and the uses of urban space -- Human and non-human suffering: from animal possession to the art of dying -- Remedies and materia medica: medical authority, political culture, and empire -- The lesion of doom: anatomical tradition and the problem of hydrophobia -- A tale of three laboratories: rabies vaccination and the pasteurization of New York City -- Dogs and the making of the American state: the politics of animal control
Summary "This book examines the social history of rabies in the context of New York City and its rapid urbanization from the mid-nineteenth century into the early twentieth century. With rabies as its example, the book sheds new light on the history of human-animal relationships, medical understanding of infectious disease, and living with domesticated animals in cities"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Animal welfare -- New York (State) -- New York -- History
Communicable diseases -- Diagnosis -- New York (State) -- New York -- History
Communicable diseases -- Prevention
Human-animal relationships -- New York (State) -- New York -- History
Public health -- New York (State) -- New York -- History
Rabies in dogs -- New York (State) -- New York -- History
Rabies -- New York (State) -- New York -- History
Zoonoses -- New York (State) -- New York -- History
Animal welfare.
Communicable diseases -- Diagnosis.
Communicable diseases -- Prevention.
Human-animal relationships.
Public health.
Rabies in dogs.
New York (State) -- New York.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1421409720