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From Ubombo to Mzhuzi: disease, colonial science, and the control of Nagana (Livestock Trypanosomosis) in Zululand, South Africa, c. 1894-1953

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This article looks at the scientific studies and debates that surrounded the control of nagana (trypanosomosis in livestock) in Zululand, South Africa, from the late nineteenth century until the 1950s. By 1953 the disease appeared to be contained following the use of DDT to exterminate the tsetse fly that spread the infection from immune wildlife to susceptible livestock. It argues that South Africa made an important contribution to western knowledge about trypanosomosis in terms of ots etiol...

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10.1093/jhmas/jrn003

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Humanities Division - History Faculty - History of Medicine
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Brown, K
Publisher:
Oxford University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences Journal website
Volume:
63
Issue:
3
Pages:
285-322
Publication date:
2008-07-01
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1468-4373
ISSN:
0022-5045
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English
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ora:4388
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2010-11-05

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