Feeding & Disease: Some 20th Century Connections
Wednesday, 12 March 2014 from 12:30 to 13:30 (GMT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Every living thing must feed to survive; yet feeding can be a dangerous practice that spreads infection. Looking back over the past century, this panel explores disease events associated with feeding. Ranging across the animal kingdom, from mosquitos to cows, pigs, badgers and humans, the speakers will explain how diseases produced by feeding disrupted the boundaries between species, spaces and nations, prompting fear and fascination, novel scientific enquiries, and often controversial attempts at control.
Speakers: Dr Angela Cassidy, Dr Abigail Woods, Dr Michael Bresalier, Dr Rachel Mason Dentinger