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Salmonella Infections, Networks of Knowledge, and Public Health in Britain, 1880-1975

Anne Hardy

Abstract

The Salmonella family of bacteria were considered the dominant source of the common affliction of food poisoning for most of the twentieth century. Food poisoning was identified as a public health problem in 1880, and the routes by which transmission occurred and the identity of the causal organisms were elucidated by epidemiological observation and laboratory research in the decades that followed. As a result, broad environmental concerns about disease caused by environmental contamination with human wastes were translated, through realization of the connections between human and animal disea ... More

Keywords: Salmonella, food poisoning, public health, epidemiology, laboratories, environment, ecology, humans, animals, food chains

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780198704973
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198704973.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Anne Hardy, author
Centre for History in Public Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine