Rabies in Britain

Author(s): 
Pemberton, Neil
Author(s): 
Worboys, Michael
ISBN: 
9781137285898
Date published: 
November 2012
Paperback
Price: 
£18.99

Rabies was a constant threat in Victorian Britain and gripped popular imagination, not least because its human form, hydrophobia, produced a vile death with the mind and body out of control. This book explores the changing understanding of rabies amongst veterinarians, animal welfare campaigners, state officials, politicians and the public.