Mad Dogs and Other New Yorkers: Rabies, Medicine, and Society in an American Metropolis, 1840-1920

Author:   Jessica Wang (Univ of British Columbia)
Publisher:   Johns Hopkins University Press
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Pages:   344
Publication Date:   15 October 2019
Format:   Hardback
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Author:   Jessica Wang (Univ of British Columbia)
Publisher:   Johns Hopkins University Press
Imprint:   Johns Hopkins University Press
Dimensions:   Width: 15.20cm , Height: 2.70cm , Length: 22.90cm
Weight:   0.590kg
ISBN:  

9781421409719


ISBN 10:   1421409712
Pages:   344
Publication Date:   15 October 2019
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Hardback
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List of IllustrationsAcknowledgmentsAbbreviationsIntroductionChapter 1. Dogs, Humans, and the Uses of Urban SpaceChapter 2. Human and Non-Human Suffering: From Animal Possession to the Art of DyingChapter 3. Remedies and Materia Medica: Medical Authority, Political Culture, and EmpireChapter 4. The Lesion of Doom: Anatomical Tradition and the Problem of HydrophobiaChapter 5. A Tale of Three Laboratories: Rabies Vaccination and the Pasteurization of New York CityChapter 6. Dogs and the Making of the American State: The Politics of Animal ControlConclusionAppendix 1. Reports of Dog Bite Victims and Hydrophobia Deaths in the Greater New York City AreaAppendix 2. A Note on Primary Sources and MethodsNotesIndex

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Jessica Wang is an associate professor of history at the University of British Columbia. She is the author of American Science in an Age of Anxiety: Scientists, Anticommunism, and the Cold War.

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