Microbe Talk: January 2014

This month, Benjamin interviews Dr Jamie Stark, a Research Fellow in the Centre for History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Leeds.

Jamie is an expert on the history of anthrax, a lethal disease caused by the bacterium Bacillus anthracis. He has extensively researched the appearance (and social role) of the disease in the UK town of Bradford in the late 19th century.

Jamie has a new book out on the subject, entitled The Making of Modern Anthrax. We discuss this, and the subject at large, in this in-depth podcast.

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Benjamin Thompson

Image: Bradford Cathedral via Thinkstock
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