Malarial Birds: Modeling Infectious Human Disease in Animals

@article{Slater2005MalarialBM,
  title={Malarial Birds: Modeling Infectious Human Disease in Animals},
  author={Leo Barney Slater},
  journal={Bulletin of the History of Medicine},
  year={2005},
  volume={79},
  pages={261 - 294}
}
  • L. Slater
  • Published 15 June 2005
  • Medicine
  • Bulletin of the History of Medicine
Through the examination of avian malarias as models of infectious human disease, this paper reveals the kinds of claims that scientists and physicians made on the basis of animal models—biological systems in the laboratory and the field—and what characteristics made for congruence between these models and human malaria. The focus is on the period between 1895 and 1945, and on the genesis and trajectory of certain animal models of malaria within specific locations, such as the Johns Hopkins… 
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