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AuthorSpinage, C. A. author
TitleCattle Plague [electronic resource] : A History / by C. A. Spinage
ImprintBoston, MA : Springer US : Imprint: Springer, 2003
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Descript XXI, 765 p. online resource


Cattle Plague: A History is divided into five sections, dealing with the nature of the virus, followed by a chronological history of its occurrence in Europe from the Roman Empire to the final 20th century outbreaks; then administrative control measures through legislation, the principal players from the 18th century, followed by an analysis of some effects, political, economic and social. Then follows attempts at cure from earliest times encompassing superstition and witchcraft, largely Roman methods persisting until the 19th century; the search for a cure through inoculation and the final breakthrough in Africa at the end of the 19th century. The last section covers the disease in Asia and Africa. Appendices cover regulations now in force to control the disease as well as historical instructions, decrees and statutes dating from 1745-1878


I Introduction and Background -- 1. The Nature of Cattle Plague or Rinderpest -- 2. Species Affected and Geographical Distribution -- 3. The Seat of Infection -- 4. Rinderpest and the Panspermatists: Theories Origin of Diseases -- II The History of Rinderpest in Europe -- 5. Rinderpest in History from Ancient Egypt to the 17th Century -- 6. Saint Herbot Sleeps: The 18th-century Ravages in Europe -- 7. Rinderpest Reaches Britain Again -- 8. From Seven Years War to Crimean War: A Century of Devastation Continues -- 9. The Second Great Plague in Britain -- 10. The Final European Outbreaks -- III Control Measures, Legislation, and Effects -- 11. Arguments and Enmities: Simonds and Gamgee -- 12. Legal Measures of Prevention in the 18th Century -- 13. Legal Measures after the 18th Century tc -- 14. The Royal Commission, Legislative Failure, Insurance, and Government Actions in 19th-century Britain -- 15. Political, Economic, and Social Effects -- IV Cures and Remedies -- 16. The Search for a Cure: Desperate Diseases Require Desperate Remedies -- 17. Remedies in the 19th century -- 18. The Search for a Cure Continued. Inoculation and Vaccination -- 19. The Breakthrough in Africa -- V The History of Rinderpest in Asia and Africa -- 20. Rinderpest in India -- 21. India and the East -- 22. The Great African Rinderpest Panzootic -- 23. The Panzootic Reaches South Africa. March to December 1896 -- 24. The Continuance of Rinderpest in South Africa. 1897 to 1905 -- 25. Rinderpest in Africa in the 20th Century -- 26. Continuation of Rinderpest in Africa -- 27. Economic and Social Effects in Africa -- 28. The Effect of the Panzootic on African Game -- 29. Specific Effects on African Game -- 30. Did Rinderpest Exist in Africa Before the Panzootic? -- Appendix I. Regulations Now in Force in the German Empire in Regard to Measures Against Rinderpest -- Appendix II. Instructions and Decrees Issued by Carl, Duke of Braunschweig and Lรผneburg, 1745โ{128}{147}82 -- Appendix III. Statutes, Orders in Council, and Proclamations Concerning Rinderpest in Britain and Ireland 1746โ{128}{147}1878 -- References

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