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From Foot and Mouth to Farm Health Planning

Wednesday, December 10, 2008 (All day)

Full title: From Foot and Mouth to Farm Health Planning: The Relevance of History to Livestock Disease Control

Time: 5pm


Speaker: Dr Abigail Woods, Lecturer in History of Medicine, Imperial College London 


Venue: Upper Meeting Room, London International Development Centre (LIDC), 36 Gordon Square, London, WC1H 0PD


Details: This seminar is part of the Social Science of Infectious Disease series organised by LIDC and the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). The emphasis of these seminars is on social sciences in the plural, including all of the social sciences, from quantitative economics to social psychology, and from social anthropology to history. The seminar will be followed by wine and cheese.


Dr Abigail Woods is a Lecturer in History of Medicine at Imperial College London and her publications include A Manufactured Plague? The History of Foot-and-Mouth Disease in Britain (Earthscan, 2004). She is a member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and was awarded the Young Scholar Award by the World Association of the History of Veterinary Medicine in 2006. Her interests include veterinary science, technology, and policy in the 19th and 20th centuries, animal plagues, agricultural and environmental history and laboratory animals.

Contact: Please RSVP to Samantha Blackburn

samantha.blackburn@lidc.bloomsbury.ac.uk to reserve a place.