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Conferences and Symposia in the History of Medicine

The History of Medicine Division of the National Library of Medicine
is pleased to announce the publication of

David Cantor, Christian Bonah and Matthias Dörries (eds.),

Meat, Medicine and Human Health in the Twentieth Century

London, Pickering and Chatto, 2010

This book is based on a selection of papers presented at the "Meat, Medicine and Human Health in the Twentieth Century" workshop held at the National Institutes of Health, 14th–15th November 2006. The meeting was sponsored by the History of Medicine Division of the National Library of Medicine; the Institut de Recherche sur les Sciences et la Technologie (IRIST, EA 3424) at the Louis Pasteur University, Strasbourg; The Medical Faculty at the Louis Pasteur University, Strasbourg; and the Maison InterUniversitaire des Sciences de l'Homme-Alsace (MISHA). To view the original 2006 conference program please click here.

Contents

Introduction: Meat, Medicine, and Human Health in the Twentieth Century
David Cantor and Christian Bonah

I: Meat and Therapeutics

1 Zomine: A Tale of Raw Meat, Tuberculosis, Industry and War in Early Twentieth-Century France – Ilana Löwy

2 Treat with Meat: Protein, Palatability and Pernicious Anaemia in the 1920s–1930s – Susan Lederer

3 How Abattoir 'Biotrash' Connected the Social Worlds of the University Laboratory and the Disassembly Line – Naomi Pfeffer

II: Meat, Politics, and Culture

4 What's Meatpacking Got to Do with Worker and Community Health? – Donald D Stull and Michael J Broadway

5 Is Refrigerated Meat Healthy? Mexico Encounters the Chicago Meatpacking 'Jungle' c1910 – Jeffrey M Pilcher

6 Confused Messages: Meat, Civilization and Cancer Education in the Early Twentieth Century – David Cantor

7 What's for Dinner? Science and the Ideology of Meat in Twentieth-Century US Culture – Rima D Apple

8 Vegetarianism, Meat and Life Reform in Early Twentieth-Century Germany and their Fate in the 'Third Reich' – Ulrike Thoms

III: Meat, Risk and Regulation

9 Mad and Coughing Cows: Bovine Tuberculosis, BSE and Health in Twentieth Century Britain – Keir Waddington

10 Food, Drug and Consumer Regulation: The 'Meat, DES and Cancer' Debates in the United States – Jean-Paul Gaudillière