Cattle Plague

A History

  • Authors
  • C.¬†A.¬†Spinage

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Introduction and Background

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. C. A. Spinage
      Pages 43-58
    3. C. A. Spinage
      Pages 59-77
  3. The History of Rinderpest in Europe

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 79-79
    2. C. A. Spinage
      Pages 103-120
    3. C. A. Spinage
      Pages 121-131
    4. C. A. Spinage
      Pages 133-160
    5. C. A. Spinage
      Pages 161-188
    6. C. A. Spinage
      Pages 189-216
  4. Control Measures, Legislation, and Effects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 217-217
    2. C. A. Spinage
      Pages 219-239
    3. C. A. Spinage
      Pages 263-285
    4. C. A. Spinage
      Pages 307-329
  5. Cures and Remedies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 331-331

About this book


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.


agriculture animals ecology infection virus

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-4712-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4419-8901-7
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