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Introduction

Anne Hardy

in Salmonella Infections, Networks of Knowledge, and Public Health in Britain, 1880-1975

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198704973
eISBN:
9780191774058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198704973.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter introduces the global problem of food-borne disease and sets it in historical context, identifying Salmonella as the original food poisoning organism. It explains the choice and ... More


Ghastly Kitchens—the Borgia Tradition

Anne Hardy

in Salmonella Infections, Networks of Knowledge, and Public Health in Britain, 1880-1975

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198704973
eISBN:
9780191774058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198704973.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In the later 1970s, the microbiological landscape of food infections began to change, with Salmonella being displaced by Campylobacter as the principal causal organism. This chapter explores the ... More


The Global Green Bean and Other Tales of Madness

Susanne Freidberg

in French Beans and Food Scares: Culture and Commerce in an Anxious Age

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195169607
eISBN:
9780197562185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195169607.003.0003
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

The last years of the 20th century were tough times for selling food to Europeans. The competition was fierce, the rules uncertain, and the retail markets picky. It was not just that huge ... More


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