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Roundtable Review: Arresting Contagion: Science, Policy, and Conflicts over Animal Disease Control by Olmstead and Rhode

Citation

Lamoreaux, Naomi R. & Coclanis, Peter A. (2019). Roundtable Review: Arresting Contagion: Science, Policy, and Conflicts over Animal Disease Control by Olmstead and Rhode. Agricultural History, 93(2), 385-96.

Abstract

Arresting Contagion, by Alan Olmstead and Paul Rhode, is an unabashedly upbeat book about government regulation. It is a heroic tale in which the professionals who staffed the US Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) advanced scientific understanding, eradicated devastating animal diseases, and improved human health. Moreover, they accomplished these feats by greatly extending the powers of the national government, running roughshod over states’ rights, condemning private property without compensation, and controlling the movement of animals and their products across state and international borders.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.3098/ah.2019.093.2.385

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

Agricultural History

Author(s)

Lamoreaux, Naomi R.
Coclanis, Peter A.

Year Published

2019

Volume Number

93

Issue Number

2

Pages

385-96

Reference ID

11926