CitationLamoreaux, 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), 385-396.
AbstractArresting 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.
Reference TypeJournal Article
Journal TitleAgricultural History
Author(s)Lamoreaux, Naomi R.
Coclanis, Peter A.