Animal Plagues; Their History, Nature, And Prevention

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byGeorge Fleming

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1871 edition. Excerpt: ... lential sort; no otherways similar to the Plague, but, like unto the small-pox, it is communicated by contact, by the air conveying the effluvia, which also lodge in many substances, and are thereby carried to very distant places. Unlike other pestilential, putrid, or malignant fevers, it bears all the characteristic symptoms, progress, crisis, and event of the small-pox; and, whether received by contagion or inoculation, has the same appearances, stages, and determination, except more favourably by inoculation, and with this distinctive and decisive property, that a beast having had the sickness, naturally or artificially, never had it a second time. Thus, sir, I have endeavoured to lay before you and the Royal Society the result of my inquiries, experiments, observations, and correspondence concerning this calamitous sickness, which from my situation in Huntingdonshire in 1756, it fell to my lot to investigate.'1 Mr Robert Dossic,2 an eminent agriculturist and writer, in his Memoirs of Agriculture gives an excellent summary of the opinions held regarding the Cattle Plague at that time, and as it is in many respects a valuable document, it is here reproduced almost in its entirety. 'The first clear traces we have of the later introduction of the murrain into Europe commence in the year 1710 or 1711, at which time there are authentic accounts that it was observed in Hungary. Whether it was brought thither from other countries, most probably further to the south-east, or if not, how it was originally generated there, we have no lights that lead to any certain knowledge. But it was conveyed thence into Dalmatia, and propagated through that country to the neighbourhood of Padua, whence it spread over the whole of the Venetian state. It was...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1871 edition. Excerpt: ... lential sort; no otherways similar to the Plague, but, like unto the small-pox, it is communicated by contact,...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:216 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.46 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217778569

ISBN - 13:9780217778565

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