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Benjamin Rush's Talk on One Health
Dr. Benjamin Rush's talk "On the Duty and Advantages of Studying the Diseases of Domestic Animals" laid the cornerstone for the establishment of the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and the concept of One Health.
Link: Internet archive| other formats
Dr. Leonard Pearson on Veterinary Education
Dr. Leonard Pearson (1868-1909) graduated from the Veterinary College of the University of Pennsylvania in 1890 and was the Dean from 1897-1909. A tribute: In Memoriam: Leonard Pearson was published on his early death.
Dr. Pearson was an avid advocate of the profession and was involved in many associations and societies dedicated to developing veterinary science. He prepared two documents addressing the need for and the requirements of a veterinary education.
An appeal to the citizens of Pennsylvania for the foundation of a veterinary department in the University of Pennsylvania
Veterinary History Books (online)
Veterinary History Books (in print at Penn Libraries)
The Winning of Animal Health by
Call Number: Call no.: SF623 .S73 1994 (Veterinary Library)
Publication Date: 1995-02-27
The Winning of Animal Health: 100 Years of Veterinary Medicine tells the story of the individuals and organizations that have worked together in the face of animal disease calamities to build veterinary science to the professional level it enjoys today.
A Concise History of Veterinary Medicine by
Call Number: SF615 .K36 1988 (Veterinary Library)
Publication Date: 1998-12-31
The History of the Horse Doctor: a brief summary of 4000 years of veterinary history (Book & CD-ROM) by
Call Number: SF623 .B67 2007 (Veterinary Library - Reserve)
Publication Date: 2007
Veterinary Medicine: An Illustrated History by
Call Number: SF615 .D86 1995 (Veterinary Library and New Bolton Center Library)
Publication Date: 1995-07-01
Veterinary Medicine: An Illustrated History is a comprehensive historical work focusing on three primary themes: the evolution of veterinary medicine, the role of animals throughout recorded history, and the unique human-animal bond.
The Good Doctors by
Call Number: SF624.M3 T48 1986 (Veterinary Library)
Publication Date: 1986-06-01
The Care of Brute Beasts by
Call Number: SF657 .C87 2010 (Veterinary Library)
Publication Date: 2009-11-23
This book is about medical beliefs and practices for animals in early modern England.
Valuing Animals by
Call Number: SF623 .J65 2003 (Veterinary Library)
Publication Date: 2002-11-12
Over the course of the twentieth century, the relationship between Americans and their domestic animals has changed dramatically.
From Farriery to Veterinary Medicine 1785-1795 by
Call Number: SF657 .P978 1962 (Veterinary Library)
Publication Date: 1962
After 1883 by
Publication Date: 1982-10-01
The Black Man in Veterinary Medicine: The black man in veterinary medicine : Afro-American-Negro-Colored by
Call Number: Atwood Library (Campus). SF612 .W3 1982
Publication Date: 1982
Rev. ed. William H. Waddell, VMD, V'39 describes his experiences becoming and practicing as a veterinarian. He identifies Penn Vet's pioneer Black students and inventories the history of Black students at other US Schools of Veterinary Medicine.
Timeline - Veterinary History
Fairman Rogers Collection
The 1,054 rare volumes of the Fairman Rogers Collection, many of which have been digitized, serve as a foundation for scholarly study of the role of the horse in the technical, scientific, and social evolution of 19th-century European and North American history.
American Veterinary Medical History Society
On preserving veterinary history