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The History of Veterinary Medicine and the Animal-Human Relationship – Collector’s Edition


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87 in stock

Bruce Vivash Jones

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Only one hundred copies of this special limited run binding will be available. They are printed white on blue linen stock, with feature silver inlay on the front cover, printed end papers, colour-matched head and tail bands, and a bookmark ribbon.

This comprehensive book is an exploration of the history of veterinary medicine from the ancient world to the present as well as an examination of the development of man’s relationship with animals through early domestication, usage for food, fiber, traction, and transport to the current therapies and companion animals.

The development of the discipline of veterinary medicine is explored through the transition from art to science and man’s deeper understanding of animals through research and investigation. It is now possible to read both the recorded 4000-year history of animal disease and veterinary development together with the story of the animal-human relationships and welfare as one cohesive text, with extensive backup.

The book is organized so that it can be read in a linear manner, or for those researching a particular topic, by direct access to specific content. The species covered in detail are equine, bovine, ovine, caprine, porcine, canine, feline, avian, and aquatic, on every continent.

The History of Veterinary Medicine and the Animal-Human Relationship is both an informative read and a definitive reference text for veterinary historians, veterinary history societies, veterinary librarians, and archivists.





Part I The Veterinary Art Evolves

  1. Egypt, Mesopotamia, The Levant and Persia
  2. Greek (Aegean and Hellenic) Culture
  3. Carthage
  4. The Roman Empire
  5. The Eastern Roman Empire (Byzantine)
  6. Islamic Veterinary and Human Medicine Develops
  7. East Asia: China, Indo-China, Korea and Japan
  8. South Asia: India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Malaysia and Tibet
  9. The Americas: North, Central, South
  10. Australasia: Australia and New Zealand
  11. Africa: South Africa and Colonial Coutnries

Part II Europe Develops Veterinary Medicine

  1. The Middle Ages and Renaissance
  2. The Scientific Basis for Veterinary Medicine Evolves
  3. Veterinary Schools in France, Europe, then Britian
  4. Veterinary Medicine Arrives in North America and Advances
  5. From the 19th to the 21st Centuries

Part III Domestication, Utilisation and Disease Histories

  1. Equine: Horse, Donkey and Mule
  2. Bovine: Cattle, Buffalo, Yak and Others
  3. Ovine: Sheep
  4. Caprine: Goat
  5. Porcine: Pigs and Peccaries
  6. Cainine: Dogs
  7.  Feline: Cats
  8. Avian Species: Poultry, Falcons, Parrots and Others
  9. Aquatic Species: Fish, Molluscs, Edibe Snails and Frogs
  10. Other Species

Appendix I – Animal Self-Medication

Appendix 2 – Veterinary Journals and Periodicals

Appendix 3 – Timeline of People and Events




Additional information

Page extent624
Product typeHB
Publication date30 November 2021
Dimensions246 × 172 mm

1 review for The History of Veterinary Medicine and the Animal-Human Relationship – Collector’s Edition

  1. Teresa Johnston, Veterinary History Magazine

    The book covers an extensive volume of detailed research material, presented in a very readable format. The author states “the purpose of this book is to examine and document the origin of what was initially termed the art for which has developed into the science veterinary medicine”. It covers not just the history of veterinary medicine but highlights the animal-human relationship and Bruce Vivash Jones acknowledges that “spiritual belief has been and still is significant in the animal human relationship”.

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