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By Dr. Jeanne N. Logue

The paintings of Dr. Cooper Curtice (1856–1939) performed an incredible position in saving America's farm animals within the years round the flip of the century. yet because the new biography past the Germ concept exhibits, Curtice's occupation exemplifies not just the improvement of veterinary medication within the U.S. but additionally how govt firms jealousies have an effect on the development of science."Curtis didn't obtain the well timed credits and popularity that used to be due him," writer Jeanne N. Logue observes. His maximum fulfillment used to be aiding to remove ticks and the Texas fever they brought on in livestock. yet as he carried out his examine, proposed the vector conception of affliction transmission, and fought for a tick eradication application, his medical friends frequently scorned his new principles, in simple terms to suitable them later. Curtice graduated from Cornell in 1881, and after a brief stint in clinical university on the college of Michigan he transferred to the Columbia Veterinary collage in big apple urban. In 1886 he used to be invited to hitch the hot Bureau of Animal in Washington, D.C. whereas there, bureaucratic squabbling, questionable ethics within the association, backbiting buffeted his examine. After many years he left, vowing to proceed his venture to get rid of ticks and forestall the unfold of tuberculosis by way of milk from diseased farm animals. In his domestic kingdom of recent York, Curtice used to be the 1st to begin trying out livestock for tuberculosis, and his examine contributed to the regulate of parasites in sheep. For his efforts, notwithstanding, he occasionally acquired below thank you. One cattleman wrote him a letter asserting, "You are a massive ass and do not recognize not anything approximately farm animals . . . feed the farm animals sulpher [sic] and you'll have them good in a week." different occasions, Curtice confronted armed males or different threats to his protection. at the expert part of the insults, whilst his former manager Theobald Smith released an acclaimed paper on Texas fever, he did so with out even declaring Curtice's identify. finally, Curtice again to govt carrier and persevered his paintings in critical the United States. now not till 1933 did he obtain nationwide acceptance for his paintings, within the kind of a medallion from the yank Veterinary scientific organization. 5 years after his dying in 1939, the farm animals fever tick that had occupied a lot of Curtice's realization used to be declared eliminated within the U.S. with the exception of a slender quarantine quarter alongside the Texas-Mexico border.

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A. L. Anderson in New Freedom, Pennsylvania, Cooper wrote: What cattle were taken sicknative or lately purchased? How many died? If they were recently purchased, where, and under what circumstances were they purchased? On what date did they arrive at your place? When did you first notice that they were taken ill? How did they act? Were any natives taken ill? If you can remember, I would like to know the dates on which the cattle died. How were the cattle transported? Were they placed with the native cattle at anytime after their arrival?

Much to his father's disapproval, he took a job delivering flour and grain for the local feed mill. He also did some office work at the mill, but after two years of these tem- Page 6 porary jobs, at the age of twenty, he decided to go to college after all and take natural history courses. Hosea did not oppose Cooper's choice of studies. In 1877, when he was twenty-one, Cooper entered Cornell, where he studied microscopy under the noted Simon Gage, paleontology under H. S. Williams, and veterinary science under James Law.

Page i Beyond the Germ Theory Page ii Dr. Cooper Curtice. Courtesy Associates of the National Agricultural Library, Inc. Page iii Beyond the Germ Theory The Story of Dr. Cooper Curtice by Jeanne N. M.  Binding materials have been chosen for durability. � Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Logue, Jeanne.  Logue. 1st ed. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references (p. ) and index.  Curtice, Cooper, 1856-1939.  Veterinary parasito- logistsUnited StatesBiography.  Ticks as carriers of diseaseHistory.

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