2019 CVM News: Historical hijinks from college prankster F.H. Fox
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This news item is about: In honor of April Fool's Day, the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine reflects on five pranks pulled by its own famous joker, Francis Henry Fox, D.V.M. '45. Fox served as professor of large animal medicine at the college for over 40 years and was known for his innovative teaching techniques and clinical skills. He and his students had a lively relationship and often played pranks on each other without warning. Fox was notoriously irascible about his age, so for his birthday one year, veterinary students spray-painted a ventilator shaft at the college to read: "F H FOX IS 69." They then moved this birthday counter to its locally-famous location — a Varna, New York, railroad overpass on Route 366, which he would need to pass regularly on ambulatory visits in the area. They updated the counter every year until his passing in 2015. It now reads: "F H FOX IS 4EVER."
Cornell University. College of Veterinary Medicine
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