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Readers of Warmwell may be interested to know that my book,
 'A  Manufactured Plague. The History of foot and mouth disease in
 is now available. Details and a sample chapter are found at

You may remember that during the 2001 epidemic I contributed to
the debate over FMD control by drawing on lessons from the past.
This book extends and builds upon the arguments I made at that
time, and explains why the government felt so compelled to
institute a policy of mass slaughter rather than vaccination. I hope
you find it interesting.

best wishes

Abigail Woods
Dr Abigail Woods

Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine
Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine,
Mathematics Tower,
University of Manchester
Oxford Rd,
M13 9PL
0161 2750560