Cornell University, Office of the Dean of the University Faculty
Memorial Statement for Professor James Law, M.R.C.V.S. (1838-1921) who was Professor (1868-1896) of Veterinary Medicine and Science, Professor (1896-1908) of the Principles and Practice of Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Science, and Veterinary Therapeutics, and Emeritus Professor (1908-1921) of the Principles and Practice of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University. He was also founder and Director (1894-1908) of the New York State Veterinary College and Dean of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. During his pioneering career spanning 50 years at Cornell, he was influential in promoting veterinary education to the rank of human medicine, conducting research and epidemiological investigations, and advancing the practice and treatment of animal diseases. He authored numerous articles, reports, and books, including, "Farmer's Veterinary Advisor " (1876) and the 4-volume set, "Text Book of Veterinary Medicine" (1896). The memorial statements contained herein were prepared by the Office of the Dean of the University Faculty of Cornell University to honor its faculty for their service to the university.
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Smith, Donald F. (Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, 2013-08-08)Implications of the recent accreditation of several private veterinary schools are discussed in comparison with private schools of the past. Whether it was then or now, history teaches us that the private sector fills the ...
Smith, Donald F. (Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, 2013-10-31)A sampling of the colleges where deceased veterinarians received their degrees appeared in a randomly-picked 1946 issue of the JAVMA. Many of those schools, a number of which were private, no longer exist and names may be ...
Smith, Donald F. (Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, 2013-09-01)More than any other 19th century veterinarians, James Law and Alexandre Liautard laid the groundwork for veterinary medicine as we know it today. One can only wonder how the profession would have developed if James Law had ...