Salmon, D. E.

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Daniel Salmon was a member of Cornell University's first class of graduates. He earned his bachelor's degree in veterinary medicine in 1872, and four years later Cornell awared him the the first DVM degree in the country. Dr. Salmon went on to serve as the founding chief of the US Bureau of Animal Industry and is best known today for identifying the infectious pathogen Salmonella and pioneering the fight against contagious diseases.

From the description of Daniel E. Salmon papers 1886-1913. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 74928588

Daniel Salmon was a member of Cornell University's first class of graduates. He earned his bachelor's degree in veterinary medicine in 1872, and four years later Cornell awarded him the the first DVM degree in the country. Dr. Salmon went on to serve as the founding chief of the US Bureau of Animal Industry and is best known today for identifying the infectious pathogen Salmonella and pioneering the fight against contagious diseases.

  • July 23, 1850: Born in Mount Olive, New Jersey
  • 1868: Entered Cornell University
  • 1872: Received bachelor's degree in veterinary science
  • 1872: Married Mary Thompson Corning
  • 1876: Earned first D.V.M. degree in the United States
  • 1884: Named first chief of the Department of Agriculture's Bureau of Animal Industry
  • 1892: Founded National Veterinary College in Washington, D.C.
  • 1902: Mary Thompson Corning, first wife, died
  • 1904: Married Agnes Christina Dewhurst
  • 1905: Left Bureau of Animal Industry following meat packing controversy roused by Upton Sinclair's The Jungle
  • 1906: Moved to Uruguay to found a veterinary college in Montevideo
  • 1913: Returned to the United States, managed a hog cholera serum company in Butte, Montana
  • August 30, 1914: Died in Butte, Montana

From the guide to the Daniel E. Salmon Papers, ca. 1886-1913, (Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library)

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Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Maryland Veterinary Medical Association. Maryland Veterinary Medical Association records, 1886-1995 (majority 1886-1991) University of Maryland (College Park, Md.). Libraries
creatorOf Daniel E. Salmon Papers, ca. 1886-1913 Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
referencedIn Gage family. Gage family papers, 1851-1945. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Salmon, D. E. [Daniel Elmer Salmon, biographical materials] University of Wisconsin - Madison, General Library System
referencedIn Maryland Veterinary Medical Association. Maryland Veterinary Medical Association records, 1886-1995 (majority 1886-1991) University of Maryland (College Park, Md.). Libraries
creatorOf Salmon, D. E. Daniel E. Salmon papers 1886-1913. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Salmon, D. E. [Daniel Elmer Salmon, biographical materials] University of Wisconsin - Madison, General Library System
creatorOf Cram, Eloise B. (Eloise Blaine), b. 1896. Eloise Cram papers, 1853-1991. National Agricultural Library, NAL
referencedIn William B. Provine collection of evolutionary biology reprints, 20th century. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
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associatedWith Billings, F. S. (Frank Seaver), 1845-1912. person
associatedWith Cram, Eloise B. (Eloise Blaine), b. 1896. person
associatedWith Gage family. family
associatedWith Maryland Veterinary Medical Association. corporateBody
correspondedWith Provine, William B. person
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Nebraska
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Disease susceptibility
Hog Cholera--Nebraska
Veterinarians
Immunity
Classical swine fever
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Birth 1850-07-23

Death 1914-08-30

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