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From Ayurvedic texts to botanical medicines to genomics, ideas and expertise about veterinary healing have circulated between cultures through travel, trade, and conflict. In this broad-ranging study spanning 400 years of history, Susan D. Jones and Peter A. Koolmees present the first global history of veterinary medicine and animal healing. Drawing on inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary perspectives, A Concise History of Veterinary Medicine addresses how attitudes toward animals, disease causation theories, wars, problems of food insecurity and the professionalization and spread of European veterinary education have shaped new domains for animal healing, such as preventive medicine in intensive animal agriculture and the need for veterinarians specializing in zoo animals, wildlife, and pets. 440 p.

Series: New Approaches to the History of Science and Medicine

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Archaeology / Paleontology

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Authors expertises affiliations

  • Susan D. Jones. PhD, DVM, Distinguished McKnight University Professor in Ecology, Evolution and Behavior. Expertise in History of science, Disease ecology, Human-animal interactions. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN (USA).
  • Peter A. Koolmees. DVM, Professor in Veterinary Medicine, Chair Veterinary Medicine in historical and social context. Utrecht University, Utrecht (Netherlands).

     
  • Publication date (electronic format): 2022-08.

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