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Veterinary history
Unfortunate timing . . .
  1. Bruce Vivash Jones
  1. Ermin Way House, 34 Dollar Street, Cirencester, Gloucestershire GL7 2AN
  1. e-mail: vivashbvj123{at}


While researching a different subject in the archives of the RCVS, Bruce Vivash Jones discovered a box of pristine badges for the 10th International Veterinary Congress, which was to have been held in London in August 1914. Intrigued by why the badges were unused, he began to investigate the history of the congress. Reading official transcripts and contemporaneous news reports revealed how, despite meticulous planning and determined fundraising, the congress was overtaken by events

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