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Professors and Instructors in Cornell University who furnish Instruction to Veterinary Students.
GEORGE CHAPMAN CALDWELL, B.S., Ph.D., Professor of Agricultural, Analytical and Physiological Chemistry.
ISAAC PHILLIPS ROBERTS, M.Agr., Professor of Agriculture. LOUIS MUNROE DENNIS, Ph.B., B.S., Associate Professor of Analytical Chemistry.
HENRY HIRAM WING, M.S., Assistant Professor of Animal Industry and Dairy Husbandry.
WILLIAM RIDGELY ORNDORFF, A.B., Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Organic Chemistry.
JOSEPH ELLIS TREVOR, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of General and Physical Chemistry.
EMIL MONIN CHAMOT, B.S., Ph.D., Instructor in Toxicology. AGNES MARY CLAYPOLE, Ph.B., M.S., Ph.D., Assistant in Microscopy, Histology, and Embryology.
BURTON DORR MYERS, Ph.B., Assistant in Materia Medica and Pharmacology.
FLOYD ROBBINS WRIGHT, A.B., Assistant in Bacteriology. SAMUEL HOWARD BURNETT, A.B., M.S., Assistant in Pathology. WILLIAM FAIRCHILD MERCER, Ph.M., Assistant in Microscopy,
Histology, and Embryology.
EDITH JANE CLAYPOLE, Ph.B., M.S., Assistant in Physiology. ROY MANDEVILLE VOSE, Assistant in Physiology.
CHARLES FREDERICK FLOCKEN, Preparator to the Department of Microscopy, Histology, and Embryology.
The New York State Veterinary College was established by an act of the Legislature of March 21, 1894, supplemented by acts of May 10, 1895, and March 4, 1896. By these acts a sum of $150,000 was appropriated for buildings and equipment and provision made for maintenance. While a State institution, it is administered by the Trustees of Cornell University, and its students profit by courses of study in the University classes and laboratories, and by the University library.
OBJECTS OF THE INSTITUTION.
The New York State Veterinary College was founded to raise the standard of veterinary instruction and investigation to the level of the most recent advances in biology and medicine. The number of
farm animals in this State (9,450,000) and their value ($131,200,000) with a yearly product in milk alone of over 5,000,000,000 gallons, give some idea of the great interest at stake in the matter of live stock. For the United States a value in live stock of approximately $2,000,000,000 and a yearly sale in Chicago alone, of over $250,000,000 worth, bespeak the need of all that learning and skill can do for the fostering of this great industry. Another consideration is that the normal permanent fertilization of the soil is dependent upon the live stock kept, and that where there is a deficiency of animals, the productiveness of the land is steadily exhausted; so that the health and improvement of animal and the fostering of the animal industry, lie at the very foundation of our national wealth. Another, and no less potent argument, for the highest standard of veterinary education, is its influence upon the health of the human race. With a long list of communicable diseases, which are common to man and beast, and with the most fatal of all human maladies-tuberculosis—also the most prevalent affection in our farm herds in many districts, it is to the last degree important that measures for the extinction of such a contagion in our live stock should receive the best attention of the most highly trained experts.
To justify the liberality of the State in creating this seat of learning, it will be the aim of the College to thoroughly train a class of veterinarians for dealing with all diseases and defects that depreciate the value of our live stock, and with the causes which give rise to them; to recognize and suppress animal plagues, which rob the stock owner of his profits and cause widespread ruin; to protect our flocks and herds against pestilences of foreign origin, and to protect human health and life against diseases of animal origin. It will further aim, so far as it has the means and opportunity, at establishing a center of investigation, looking towards such improvements in the breeding, care and management of animals, as may enhance their market value and make returns more speedy and profitable; toward discoveries in theraupeutics, and the immunization of animals and men from contagion; and toward the production of organic compounds to be employed in diagnosis, treatment and immunizing. So much has been recently discovered in these directions and present knowledge points so unmistakably to coming discovery, that to neglect this field at the present time would be decidedly reprehensible. Apart from discovery, the mere production of reliable articles of these organic products which are coming into increasing demand by the State and the private practitioner, for prevention, diagnosis, and treatment, is an object not to be lightly set aside. The combination, in one institution, of educational facilities with scientific investigation, and the production of
the organic extracts to be employed in the modern medical methods, is a feature calculated to insure the best work in all departments, and the most exceptional advantages for the diligent student.
The buildings for the State Veterinary College are seven in number, as follows:
The Main Building, 142 feet by 42 feet and three stories high, overlooks East Avenue and an intervening park 220 feet by 300 feet. The walls are of dull yellowish buff pressed brick, on a base of Gouverneur marble, window and door facings of Indiana limestone and terra cotta ornamentation. On the first floor are the museum and rooms for the dean, clerk, and the professor of surgery. The second floor is devoted to the upper part of the museum, a lecture room, reading room, library, and rooms for professors. The third floor is devoted to laboratories of histology, pathology and bacteriology and the necessary subsidiary offices.
Connected with the main building and forming its east wing is a structure of 90 feet by 40, and one story high. This contains the laboratories, lecture room, and other offices of anatomy and physiology. Its floors are of impermeable cement, the walls lined by enamelled white brick, and the ceilings coved with sheet steel.
The second extension from the main building is the boiler and engine room, where power is generated for heating and ventilation.
The Surgical Operating Theatre is a separate building in the rear of the main building, and is furnished with room for instruments, water heater, etc. The lighting and equipment and the facilities for demonstration have received special attention.
The General Patients' Ward, 100 feet by 31, is furnished with box and other stalls, heating apparatus, baths, and all necessary appliances. The floor is of impermeable cement and the ceilings of painted sheet steel. There is also a fodder room of 20 by 30 feet.
The Isolation Ward, 54 feet by 15, has its stalls absolutely sepated from one another, and each opening by its own outer door. has an impermeable floor, with walls of vitriffed brick and painted sheet steel ceilings.
The Mortuary Building has impermeable floor, wall of enamelled brick and painted steel plate ceilings, and is fitted with every convenience for conducting post mortem examinations and preparing pathological specimens.
Another building of 51 feet by 20 is devoted to clinical uses.
These, with a cottage for the stud groom, complete the list of State
buildings erected for the Veterinary College. The equipment has been made as complete as possible for both educational uses and original research.
VETERINARY COLLEGE YEAR.
The Veterinary College year for 1899-1900 begins Tuesday, September 26, 1899, and closes Thursday, June 21, 1900, being divided into three terms, with one intermission of eleven days at Christmas, and one of ten days in the spring. Students must present themselves for registration in the days fixed for that purpose.
[All inquiries should be addressed to the Director of the State Veterinary College, Ithaca, N. Y.]
Candidates for admission to the State Veterinary College, except those specified below, must pass satisfactory examinations in the following subjects:
1. English. 2. Geography. 3. Physiology and Hygiene. 4. American History. 5. Plane Geometry. 6. Algebra, as much as is contained in the larger American and English text-books, and any three of the following:
8. Elementary French. 9. Elementary German. 10. Latin Grammar and Caesar. 11. Vergil, Cicero, and Latin Composition. 12. Entrance Greek. 13. An amount of any group of the following making the equivalent of two years of high school work: Physics, Botany, Geology, Vertebrate Zoology, Invertebrate Zoology, Advanced French, Advanced German.
For details as to subjects and methods of admission, see pp. 33–53. ADMISSION ON "REGENTS' VETERINARY STUDENTS'
Students are admitted without further examination on the Regents' Veterinary Student Certificate.
Full information may be obtained by addressing “Examination Department, University of the State of New York, Albany."
ADMISSION TO ADVANCED STANDING.
Admission to Advanced Standing.-Applicants for admission to advanced standing as members of the 2d or 3d year class must present the necessary educational qualifications for admission to the first year class (see p. 8), and must pass a satisfactory examination in
all the work gone over, or offer satisfactory certificates of the completion of such work in other schools whose entrance requirements and courses of study are equivalent to those of this college. No person will be admitted to any advanced class except at the beginning of the college year in September.
Applicants for advanced standing from other colleges must send or present letters of honorable dismissal, and furnish the Director, Dr. James Law, with a catalog containing the courses of instruction in the institution from which they come with a duly certified statement of the studies pursued and their proficiency therein, and also a statement of the entrance requirements with the rank gained. To avoid delay these credentials should be forwarded at an early date in order that the status of applicants may be determined and information furnished concerning the class to which they are likely to be admitted.
Graduates of veterinary colleges whose requirements for graduation are not equal to those of the New York State Veterinary College may be admitted provisionally upon such terms as the faculty may deem equitable in each case, regard being had to the applicant's previous course of study and attainments. In this connection, attention is called to the legal requirements of academic and professional education for the practice of Veterinary Medicine in the State of New York.
Admission to Advanced and Special Work.-The ample facilities for advanced and special work in the New York State Veterinary College, with allied departments in Cornell University, are open to graduates of this institution and of other colleges whose entrance requirements and undergraduate courses are equivalent.
COURSES IN VETERINARY MEDICINE.
With the view of raising the standard of veterinary instruction, it is intended to establish a graded course extending over four years, as in the various departments of Cornell University, and in the best veterinary schools abroad. As a step toward this a three year course has been laid out. This is a decided advance upon any Veterinary College in America, as the majority of even the three year schools give only five months' instruction per year amounting to but fifteen months in all; while with an academic year of nine months, the New York State Veterinary College furnishes a total instruction period of twenty-seven months. Add to this that the Veterinary Practice Statute, prescribing two years of successful high school work as the condition of entering on veterinary studies in 1896, and four years of high school work for admission in 1897, adds more than an additional year to anything de