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Tropical medicine and animal diseases: Onderstepoort and the development of veterinary science in South Africa 1908-1950

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This article traces the development of agricultural science at the Onderstepoort Veterinary Institute, near Pretoria, from its founding in 1908 until the 1950s, by which time many enzootic and epizootic diseases had either been eradicated, or were largely controllable through various forms of prophylaxis. The Institute demonstrated the political and economic significance attributed to the pastoral industry in South Africa and the conviction that scientific discoveries could increase output. D...

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Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1080/03057070500202139

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Humanities Division - History Faculty - History of Medicine
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Author
Publisher:
Routledge Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Southern African Studies Journal website
Volume:
31
Issue:
3
Pages:
513-529
Publication date:
2005-09-05
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EISSN:
1465-3893
ISSN:
0305-7070
URN:
uuid:0012d99d-6129-4aa2-abd1-ec5cbd0433ff
Local pid:
ora:3854

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