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Animals and the Shaping of Modern Medicine-One Health and Its Histories

 Author: Abigail Woods, Michael Bresalier, Angela Cassidy, Rachel Mason Dentinger  Publisher: © Springer Nature Switzerland AG  ISBN: 978-3-319-64337-3  Pages: 290  Language: English

It is not long since the question ‘Where are the animals in medical history?’ prompted yawning and shuffling of feet among scholars of that discipline. While in the wider world the health agenda known as ‘One Medicine’ or ‘One Health’ was gathering momentum by highlighting the deeply interconnected nature of human and animal health and the need for integrated approaches to it, with a few key exceptions, scholars in medical history continued to believe that the only animals important to medicine were human animals.