"Unfit for Human Consumption": Tuberculosis and the Problem of Infected Meat in Late Victorian Britain

@article{Waddington2003UnfitFH,
  title={"Unfit for Human Consumption": Tuberculosis and the Problem of Infected Meat in Late Victorian Britain},
  author={Keir Waddington},
  journal={Bulletin of the History of Medicine},
  year={2003},
  volume={77},
  pages={636 - 661}
}
  • K. Waddington
  • Published 5 September 2003
  • History
  • Bulletin of the History of Medicine
By the 1890s, questions about tuberculous meat in Britain served to transform the issue of infected meat from an ill-defined to a concrete threat. Veterinarians, building on European inoculation (or transmission) experiments, played a prominent part in constructing the debate, with medical officers of health following. With the emergence of bacteriology in the 1880s, a consensus emerged about the dangers of tuberculous meat: Robert Koch's identification of the tubercle bacillus in 1882, and the… 
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