Veterinarians in Combat during World War II
Smith, Donald F.
This story (June 20th) describes the roles of veterinarians who served in combat zones, especially the China-Burma-India Theatre. That particular story also provides a rare glimpse into the horrific experiences of a Japanese army veterinarian as he was fighting in the same theatre of the war and then returned home to start his life as a practicing small animal veterinarian in Japan. The companion story (June 18th) focuses on some of the changes in veterinary education as well as the responsibilities of veterinarians serving in non-combat roles in the Army Veterinary Corps.
Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine
History of Veterinary Medicine; World War II; Gumaer, Kenneth I., Sr.; Takahashi, Takahema; China-Burma-India Theatre; Merrill’s Marauders; Animals in War; Horses in War; Mules in War