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Supressing the Diseases of Animals and Man: Theobald Smith, Microbiologist

Biography / Memoir

By: Claude E Dolman and Richard J Wolfe

704 pages, 24 illus

Harvard University Press

Hardback | Sep 2003 | #142363 | ISBN: 0674012208
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Based primarily on personal papers and correspondence that have remained in the possession of Smith's family, this is a biography of Theobald Smith, widely considered to be America's first significant medical scientist and a leading comparative pathologist.

This dedication to microbiologist Smith provides a detailed account of a lifelong passion for using science to alleviate human suffering. Dolman and Wolfe meticulously investigate factors in Smith's upbringing that led him to studying medicine...The authors recount Smith's associations with notable scientists who led him to pursue medical studies emphasizing pathology. The list of colleagues who influenced Smith's research reads like a who's who of microbiology. Smith's collaborations include other famous microbiologists who investigated infectious bacterial diseases of animal and humans. Each chapter presents Smith's research according to the chronology of his life and concurrent developments in medicine and microbiology, and discusses his contributions to controlling tragic livestock diseases such as cattle fever, hog cholera, and swine plague.--B. R. Shmaefsky"Choice" (03/01/2004)

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