First Doctor of Veterinary in US

First Doctor of Veterinary in US


Description: The First Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in the United States. Daniel Elmer Salmon (1850-1914) was a veterinary surgeon. He earned the first D.V.M. degree awarded in the United States, and spent his career studying animal diseases for the U.S. Department of Agriculture. He gave his name to the Salmonella genus of bacteria, which were discovered by an assistant, and named in his honor. In 1883 he was asked to establish a veterinary division within the Department of Agriculture. It became the Bureau of Animal Industry and he served as its chief from 1884 to December 1, 1905. Signed document dated Sept. 20/96 [1896], receipt for $100 contribution from the American Assoc. for the Advancement of Science to the international fund for the erection of the Pasteur monument in Paris, France. Prof. Robert S. Woodward sent the contribution check. This document signed signed by Daniel E. Salmon as President of the Pasteur Monument Committee of the United States and its secretary Emil Alexander de Schweinitz (1866-1904) American bacteriologist. He taught chemistry in Tufts College, Massachusetts, and then became a Professor of Chemistry at the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Kentucky. After becoming associated with the chemical division of the Agricultural Department, Washington, D.C. in 1888, he was appointed as director of the biochemical laboratory of the department's Bureau of Animal Industry in 1890, a position he remained in until his death. He was a member of the American Public Health Association from 1896. He was also chair of chemistry and toxicology in the Columbian University and later its dean. He specialized in bacteria and immunity, and studied the bacterial products of tuberculosis, hog cholera and glanders.[2] Among other essays, he published Laboratory Guide (1898). This document is is fine condition. Provence: from the personal papers of Robert S. Woodward (1849-1924) American physicist and mathematician. He was dean of the faculty of pure science at Columbia from 1895 to 1905, when he became president of the Carnegie Institution of Washington, whose reputation and usefulness as a means of furthering scientific research was widely extended under his direction. He was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 1896. In 1898-1900 he was president of the American Mathematical Society, and in 1900 president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. In 1915 he was appointed to the Naval Consulting Board. Also included here is a 1895 bank check signed by Woodward. Rare!. (Inventory 25)
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