Dogs in Health Care
Pioneering Animal-Human Partnerships
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About the Book
Dogs have a storied history in health care, and the human-animal relationship has been used in the field for decades. Certain dogs have improved and advanced the field of health care in myriad ways.
This book presents the stories of these pioneer dogs, from the mercy dogs of World War I, to the medicine-toting sled dogs Togo and Balto, to today’s therapy dogs. More than the dogs themselves, this book is about the human-animal relationship, and moments in history where that relationship propelled health care forward.
About the Author(s)
Jill Lenk Schilp.
Series Editor Brian Patrick Duggan
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: 9 photos, glossary, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2019
Series: Dogs in Our World
Table of Contents
1. The Mercy Dogs of World War I 13
2. Jofi and Sigmund Freud 25
3. Cap and Florence Nightingale 38
4. Togo and Balto: Public Health Heroes 55
5. Buddy: The Guide Dog Who Pioneered a New Frontier 75
6. Jingles and Boris Levinson: Cotherapists 95
7. Boe and Budge: The First Combat and Operational Stress Control Dogs 107
8. A New Generation of Therapy Dogs 118
9. Pioneers, Poetry, and Possibilities 147
Chapter Notes 171