We are pleased to offer for review ‘The Making of Modern Anthrax, 1875-1920’ by our CMH New Generations participant James F. Stark (Pickering & Chatto, 2013). Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities.
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.
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