A Conversation with Howard E. Evans

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Howard E. Evans, an emeritus member of the Cornell Veterinary Faculty, was interviewed by John W. Hermanson on October 27, 2012. Evans describes how his interests brought him to Cornell, where his studies were interrupted by WWII. His passion for the study of animals brought him back to Cornell and then to the Vet School. His colorful career as a public citizen and as a world renowned anatomist led him to participate in Cornell as a faculty-elected trustee and to explore many veterinary issues with animals of numerous species — including co-authoring five classic texts used worldwide. His long retirement (since 1986) has been filled with excitement too — from guiding numerous Cornell Adult University tours to various parts of the world to volunteering as a naturalist in the Ithaca public schools. Get acquainted with this legendary personality. Supplemental resources include: Howard E. Evans – Short Vita, Selected Memorial Statements: Anatomy Faculty at Cornell (20 memorials) and A History of Anatomy at Cornell by Howard E. Evans. (17 pages). [Interview video running time: 52 minutes] An 8-minute video of a surprise celebration for Dr. Howie Evans 90th: “Happy 90th Birthday to Dr. Howie Evans, anatomist extraordinaire and beloved professor of countless Cornell veterinarians! Dr. Evans continues coming to work even today, updating his seminal text on dog anatomy and collecting goodies for volunteer visits to local schoolchildren. He continually inspires people of all ages with show-and-tell wonders from across the animal kingdom.”

Additional resources include a short vita, a short history of the early days of anatomy at Cornell and a collection of memorial statements for most of the anatomy faculty mentioned in the history.

The cover story in the Fall/Winter 2004 issue of Cornell Veterinary Medicine, rara avis, is a profile of Howie. (See the first nine pages of the bitstream in this record

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Howard E. Evans; John W. Hermanson; Dogs—Anatomy; Veterinary anatomy; Natural history—Study and teaching


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