2024 Student History Essay Contest Winners
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by skw285
3w ago
Contest Committee Chair Dr. Susan Aiello is very pleased to announce the winners of the 2024 Smithcors Student Veterinary History Essay Contest. Congratulations to those essayists and all veterinary students who submitted papers for blinded judging. These top essays will be published in forthcoming issues of Veterinary Heritage. 1st Place          Brianna Trent-Kielbasa ’25 Kansas State University                  Welcome to The Jungle: The Impact on Veterinarians ..read more
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Veterinary Heritage December 2023
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by skw285
6M ago
CONTENTS: On the front cover: Horse-drawn streetcar, New York City, 1908. From: Wikimedia Commons.   Nineteenth Century Urban Crisis: The Horse as a Public Health Hazard.             Reese Bailey Vet Herit. 2023 Dec;46(2):41-45.             Second Prize in the 2023 J. Fred Smithcors Student Veterinary History Essay Contest.   The Taming of the Screw(worm): A History of the Sterile Insect Technique.             Emma Gildne ..read more
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Veterinary Heritage July 2023
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by skw285
1y ago
CONTENTS: On the front cover: Intradermal injection of mallein to test for glanders during World War I. From: Am J Vet Med. 15:204, 1920. Glanders: A Short History and Its Transmission. Nathan Jackson Vet Herit. 2023 Jul;46(1):3-7 Fourth Prize (tie) in the 2022 J. Fred Smithcors Student Veterinary History Essay Contest. When Giants Battled: Robert Koch’s Controversial Pronouncement on Tuberculosis in Cattle and Humans. Lawrence B. Buggia Vet Herit. 2023 Jul;46(1):8-17 When Giants Battled: Veterinary Campaigns to Eradicate Bovine Tuberculosis. Lawrence B. Buggia Vet Herit. 2023 Jul;46(1):18-25 ..read more
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2023 Student History Essay Contest Winners
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by skw285
1y ago
Contest Committee Chair Dr. Martha Littlefield is very pleased to announce the winners of the 2023 Smithcors Student Veterinary History Essay Contest. Congratulations to these essayists and all students who submitted papers for blinded judging. These essays will be published in forthcoming issues of Veterinary Heritage. 1st Place Emma Gildner ’25 Oklahoma State University The Taming of the Screw(worm): A History of the Sterile Insect Technique 2nd Place Reese Bailey ’25 Kansas State University Nineteenth Century Urban Crisis: The Horse as a Public Health Hazard 3rd Place (tie) Mahala Furman ‘2 ..read more
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Veterinary Heritage December 2022
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by skw285
1y ago
CONTENTS: On the front cover: Drawing of Przewalski’s Horse, Equus_ferus_przewalskii, pre-1910, by Vsevolod Ivanovich Roborovsky (1858-1910) Out of the Ice Age and Into the Ice Box: Przewalski’s Horse Emerges from Frost a Second Time. Kristyn Burton Vet Herit. 2022 Dec;45(2):31-37 First Prize in the 2022 J. Fred Smithcors Student Veterinary History Essay Contest. America’s First African-American Woman Veterinarians: Alfreda Johnson Webb and Jane Hinton. Susanne K. Whitaker Vet Herit. 2022 Dec;45(2):38-53 Developments in the Understanding and Treatment of Feline Infectious Peritonitis, 1963-202 ..read more
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Veterinary Heritage July 2022
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by skw285
2y ago
CONTENTS: On the front cover: “Dr. Hartwig’s Watertown Veterinary Hospital, established in 1895” shown at 109-111 South Fifth Street. From: Hartwig AH. Rural Veterinary Secrets. Milwaukee, WI: Advocate Publishing Co., 1921; [front matter] The “Air Treatment” for Milk Fever (Parturient Paresis) Lawrence B. Buggia Vet Herit. 2022 Jul;45(1):3-8. Trichinellosis and Meat Inspection Policy Michael Fisher Vet Herit. 2022 Jul;45(1):9-13 Scrapie: A Brief History of the First Prion Disease Conrad S. Schelkopf Vet Herit. 2022 Jul;45(1):13-17 Second Prize in the 2021 J. Fred Smithcors Student Veterinary H ..read more
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Veterinary Heritage November 2017
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by Kevan Flaming
2y ago
CONTENTS: Richard Edwin Shope, MD, 1901-1966, Highlights of the Life of Accomplishment in the Field of Animal Health, by Russell W. Currier. Inset: Meyer and Shope: Two Giants of One Health for the Early Decades of the 20th Century. Animal Shelter Medicine: Dancing to a Changing Tune, by Lila T. Miller and Stephen L. Zawistowski Madness, Mystery, and Monsters: An Early History of Rabies, by Jessica R. Zeiger The Development of Enrichment and Its Importance in Animal Health, by Janna M. Draper Differences That Matter: The First Two Female Veterinarians in the U.S., by Michelle Dally A Biograph ..read more
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2018 Student Veterinary History Essay Contest
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by Russell W. Currier
2y ago
It's time to think about a veterinary history topic to research and write about for the 2018 Smithcors Student Veterinary History Essay Contest. The deadline is midnight APRIL 15, 2018. Contest committee chair Dr. Russell Currier encourages all D.V.M. students enrolled in a veterinary college in the United States, Canada and West Indies to submit one or more essays to win prizes worth $1,200, $1,000, $800, and $500 and have their winning essays published in Veterinary Heritage ..read more
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Veterinary Heritage May 2017
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by Kevan Flaming
2y ago
CONTENTS: The Indiana Veterinary College (1892-1924): Its Background and Contributions to Veterinary History, by Howard H. Erickson The Successful 1912 A.V.M.A. Annual Meeting in Indianapolis, by Howard H. Erickson The Guinea Pig: Endearing, Enduring or Both? by Kelsey Madden Making the Shoe Fit: A Brief Review of the History of Farriery and Evolution of Horseshoes, by Jessica R. Zeiger A Short Lived Rise of Farriery, by Bert W. Bierer Establishment of the Cornell School for Horseshoers: The Need for Scientific Instruction for Farriers, by Susanne Whitaker Non-members may obtain copies of the ..read more
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Donaldson Trust Grant for Elizabeth Atwood Lawrence Essay Contest Prizes
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by Kevan Flaming
2y ago
The American Veterinary Medical History Society has been awarded a grant from the Donaldson Charitable Trust for prizes in honor of Elizabeth Atwood Lawrence Prizes for 2017, 2018, and 2019 in the Smithcors Student Veterinary History Essay Contest. This annual essay contest is open to any student enrolled in a D.V.M. program at veterinary colleges in the United States, Canada and West Indies ..read more
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