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Science and Empire East Coast Fever in Rhodesia and the Transvaal

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ISBN-10: 0521524490

ISBN-13: 9780521524490

Edition: 2002

Authors: Paul F. Cranefield, Colin Jones, Charles Rosenberg

List price: $69.99
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East Coast fever is a lethal disease of cattle, caused by a parasite that multiplies within T-lymphocytes, causing them to become lymphoblasts that behave like cells in leukaemia and lymphoma. This is the story of the disease and its effects on farmers, as well as of the scientists who studied it. The disease was unknown to western science or to veterinary practice until it was introduced into Rhodesia in 1901. It devastated the cattle-raising and ox-cart dependent transport systems of Rhodesia and South Africa and was not fully brought under control for some 50 years. The book describes the social and economic impact of the outbreak, the scientific investigations into it, and the effort to…    
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Book details

List price: $69.99
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 8/22/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 404
Size: 6.25" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

List of illustrations
Preface
Acknowledgments
Prologue
The places and the players
A new disease?
The search for an expert
Robert Koch in Bulawayo
Joseph Chamberlain
Arnold Theiler, Charles Lounsbury and Duncan Hutcheon
The fight against East Coast fever
The African-owned cattle in Rhodesia
Two more parasites and another new disease
What is East Coast fever?
Epilogue
Notes and references
Index