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Animals and the Shaping of Modern MedicineFrom Healthy Cows to Healthy Humans: Integrated Approaches to World Hunger, c.1930–1965

Animals and the Shaping of Modern Medicine: From Healthy Cows to Healthy Humans: Integrated... [This chapter is concerned with diseased and undernourished dairy cattle, and how they came to be perceived not simply as threats to agriculture but also as contributors to world hunger and ill health. Moving from interwar Britain and its empire to the post-war international stage, it explores how developments in nutritional science and veterinary medicine combined with economic depression, wartime food shortages and the aftermath of war, drew attention to the undernourished, unhealthy bodies of both cows and humans, and suggested connections between them. Enrolled by the United Nations and its agencies in their campaign against hunger in the developing world, cows inspired the formation of new health structures that aimed to tackle their unproductive bodies. Within these, experts in human health, veterinary medicine and agricultural science came together to survey the situation, and plan interventions that would create new bovine bodies and new experts capable of supporting their provision of health and nutrition to humans.] http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png

Animals and the Shaping of Modern MedicineFrom Healthy Cows to Healthy Humans: Integrated Approaches to World Hunger, c.1930–1965

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Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright
© The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018. This book is published Open Access.
ISBN
978-3-319-64336-6
Pages
119 –160
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-64337-3_4
Publisher site
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Abstract

[This chapter is concerned with diseased and undernourished dairy cattle, and how they came to be perceived not simply as threats to agriculture but also as contributors to world hunger and ill health. Moving from interwar Britain and its empire to the post-war international stage, it explores how developments in nutritional science and veterinary medicine combined with economic depression, wartime food shortages and the aftermath of war, drew attention to the undernourished, unhealthy bodies of both cows and humans, and suggested connections between them. Enrolled by the United Nations and its agencies in their campaign against hunger in the developing world, cows inspired the formation of new health structures that aimed to tackle their unproductive bodies. Within these, experts in human health, veterinary medicine and agricultural science came together to survey the situation, and plan interventions that would create new bovine bodies and new experts capable of supporting their provision of health and nutrition to humans.]

Published: Dec 31, 2017

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