THE PEARLS OF VETERINARY TREASURE


THE PEARLS OF VETERINARY TREASURE

It is surely no accident; therefore, that many of the great contributions to human medicine and science where made by men whose research was on veterinary medicine.  The names of these veterinarians are indelibly inscribed in the History of Modern Medicine.
    The article exposes only a handful of pearls that has its unique shines………..



AUGUSTE CHAUVEAU:
Cardiac catheterization a procedure so important today in human cardiac surgery, was introduced in the 19th century by the French Veterinarian, J.B.Auguste and Claude Bernard.

COOMBS:
‘Coomb’s test’  devised by the British Veterinary scientist has found practical application in  human medicine and has proved especially valuable in diagnosis of chronic brucellosis.

CRAWFORD:
The famous discoverer of bird malaria caused by Plasmodium gallinaceum.  This led to the evaluation of anti-malarial drugs for the use in human medicine.

DANIEL ELMER SALMON:
Father of disease eradication.  Pioneer in public health practice and medical research Discoverer of killed vaccines and of the ‘Salmonellae’ Experimental immunologist, epidemiologist, administrator founder of the Bureau of Animal industry.  His findings proved to be the foundation of modern work on preventive inoculation of human beings against various diseases like Cholera, Typhoid and Plague.

EDUARDOPERRONCITO:
His findings opened to the discovery of hook worm, an etiology of epidemics of anemia among miners and other workers.  He was the discoverer of male fern extract as the first reasonably effective treatment for hook worm disease in human beings.

ELLERMAN AND BANG:
They were the first to demonstrate that the Cancer (Leukosis) is caused by virus.

FRANK BENESCH:
Epidural anesthesia was introduced by Frank Benesch.  An Austrian Veterinary Professor.


FREDERIC BRAUELL:
The veterinarian and Professor at Dorpot was the first to observe the anthrax bacillus in a human being.  Before Koch’s work, Brauell also transmitted anthrax from man to sheep and horse to horse by the inoculation of blood.  He was also among the first to observe red blood cell agglutination in diseases.

GUERIN:
B.C.G – The most successful immunizing agent against Tuberculosis in human beings were developed by Guerin with Calmette.  Though it has been prepared from Mycobacterium bovis, it has no significant role in the control of Bovine Tuberculosis.

HARRY A GORMAN:
He developed the first functional complete hip joint prosthesis and helped to adopt it for use in man.

JACOB NUFER:
    The Swiss veterinarian in 1500 A.D. performed the first caesarian section upon a living woman.

OTTO STADER:
The American veterinarian designed the first single, compact device to combine mechanical reduction of fractures with immobilization.

TABOURIN:
The French veterinarian developed one of the first hypodermic syringes and was one of the first person to administer drugs parenterally.

Some veterinarians have their own devoted dignity and have an everlasting part in the exposure of the   professional prestige in this era of veterinary medicine:

ALEXANDER:
 One of the famous cricketers and past captain of West Indies cricket team was a veterinarian.

DAVID TAYLOR:
The international zoo vet…, is one of the world’s few independent zoo veterinary consultants.  Among his clients are Belleuve zoo, Royal Windsor Safari Park, Scotia Pleasure Parks, Trust houses forte dulphinaria, Marineland Majorca, Marineland cote d’ Azar, Ouwehand zoo Hulland and Florida Dolphin show, Germany.  His telegraphic address is simply “ZOOVET”.

JAMES HERRIOT:
 If your clients are looking at you with  renewed respect, it’s probably because they have read all things bright and beautiful and all things wise and wonderful.  Never before have books about the Veterinary profession captured the imagination of the general public as have these three runaway best sellers by British veterinarian James Herriot, You owe yourself the pleasure of sharing Herriot’s world of clients ;and patients as familiar as your own.

JOHN BATES DUNLOP:
To one’s surprise, the famous inventor of new Tyre fibres ‘Dunlop’ was a Veterinarian.

SAM KAMELESHAN:
The international Evangelist and Good Singer who belongs to World Vision was a graduate of Madras Veterinary College.

WILLIAM HAYCUCK:
He advocated Veterinary Homeopathy as a protest against the violent practice of bleeding, purging etc, in 1852 A.D

WILLIAM YOUATT AND WILLIAM PERCIVALL
They established ‘The Veterinarian’,  the first English Veterinary Journal in 1828 A.D

Sir. DAWDA JAWRA
President of the Republic of Gambia, West Africa

REFERENCES

1.    Calwin W.Schwabe, M.S., D.V.M., M.P.H., Sc.D Veterina;ry Medicine and Human Health.
2.    Geoffrey West- Veterinary Discoveries keep human healthy.(Livestock advisor- February 1977)
3.    Evalution of Veterinary Art – Smithcores D.V.M., Ph.D

* This article was written by Dr.P.Dickson who was then  student of II B.V.SC., for the Madras Veterinary College Annual 1979 when the blogger was their Student Editor.

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