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.
Introduction 1 Bradford's Illness: Local Investigations 2 Woolsorters' Disease, Anthrax and Bradford Publics 3 Beyond Bradford: Anthrax across Britain 4 Compensating and Protecting: Anthrax and Legislation 5 Practices, Techniques, Therapies: Anthrax on the Continent 6 Global Connections: Turkey, Australasia and International Exchange Conclusion Notes Works Cited Index