College Subject File, 1917-63 | University of Illinois Archives
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College of Veterinary Medicine and Department of Animal Pathology and Hygiene (1917-45) Subject File, including correspondence with government and private agricultural organizations, industry, agriculture colleges, individual veterinarians, Illinois farmers and university and departmental staff relating to establishment of a college of veterinary medicine; academic matters and students; data on diagnoses and treatment of chronic isolated animal diseases; control of animal parasites; Rabies; Bang's disease (Brucellas abortus); Johne's disease (paratuberculosis); Cornstalk disease (encephalomyelitis); mastitis; coccidiosis; pullorum disease; Newcastle disease; trichomoniasis and experiments with drugs.
The series contains material on Prof. Robert Graham's interest and activity in public health, work on botulism and use of his serum in combatting an outbreak in Indiana, projects to identify and prevent the spread of diseases from animals and plants to man, participation in legal proceedings, campaigns against anti-vivisection legislation and lay vaccination and treatment of disease animals, promotion of laws on the control of animal disease, service with the federal Food and Drug Administration as "expert witness" against ineffectual or dangerous drugs and work for the advancement of artificial insemination of cattle. The series also contains copies of Graham's manuscripts on Rabies, Brucellas abortus, coccidiosis and similar topics. The file contains course material including notes, exams and assignments (1918-45) and plans, drawings, photographs and correspondence concerning the design and construction of the Veterinary Medicine Clinic and Laboratory (1940-56).