The Making of Modern Anthrax, 1875-1920

Uniting Local, National and Global Histories of Disease

A lively account that is accessible and readable by a wide audience ... a valuable and informative source of reference.
Social History of Medicine

From the mid-nineteenth century onwards a number of previously unknown conditions were recorded in both animals and humans. Known by a variety of names, and found in diverse locations, by the end of the century these diseases were united under the banner of “anthrax.” Stark offers a fresh perspective on the history of infectious disease. He examines anthrax in terms of local, national and global significance, and constructs a narrative that spans public, professional and geographic domains.

December, 2020

isbn : 9780822966494

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James F. Stark

James F. Stark is associate professor of Medical Humanities at the University of Leeds.

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James F. Stark