Dukes, Henry Hugh
Cornell University, Office of the Dean of the University Faculty; Danks, A. Gordon; Wasserman, Robert H.; Leonard, Ellis P.
Memorial Statement for Professor Henry Hugh Dukes, D.V.M., M.S., D.Sc. (Hon.) (1895-1987) who was Professor (1932) of Physiology at the New York State College of Veterinary Medicine from 1932 to 1960. Soon after coming to Cornell, "he began to develop an innovative method of teaching physiology. It was called the lecture-demonstration method....." and "the popularity of his course finally reached the point where the numbers were overwhelming." Dr. Dukes "established himself as a distinguished physiologist and gave lecture demonstrations in this country and abroad." On his retirement, Dean William A. Hagan noted, "I should like to say now that I am very pleased at the outstanding record you are leaving. You certainly built a department that put the Veterinary College on the map." Professor Dukes also authored his famous textbook, "The Physiology of Domestic Animals", which had numerous editions over the years. In his honor, the Dr. H. H. Dukes Prize in Experimental Physiology is awarded annually to a veterinary student demonstrating evidence of scholarship in the field of Physiology. 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.
New York State College of Veterinary Medicine -- Faculty -- Obituaries; Cornell University. College of Veterinary Medicine -- Faculty -- Obituaries; Henry Hugh Dukes -- Obituaries; Veterinary physiology -- Study and teaching