Novy, Frederick G. (Frederick George), 1864-1957

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Professor of bacteriology, director of the Hygienic Laboratory, and dean of Medical School of University of Michigan.

From the description of Frederick George Novy papers, 1882-1957. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34418821

Frederick G. Novy was a respected bacteriologist at the University of Michigan, serving as director of the Hygienic Laboratory and Dean of the Medical School.

Novy was born December 9, 1864 in Chicago, Illinois. He graduated with a B.S. degree from the University of Michigan in 1886. In 1887, he accepted a position as instructor in the department of organic chemistry and published on the subject of bacteriological chemistry. In 1888, he and his department head Victor C. Vaughan went to Berlin to study under Robert Koch at his Hygiene Institute. Upon his return, he began teaching a course in bacteriology and began developing techniques for the cultivation of pathogenic bacteria. Novy at this time undertook additional educational training, receiving his Sc.D. in 1890 and his M.D. in 1891. In 1894, he studied at the Pathological Institute in Prague and in 1897, he worked at the Pasteur Institute in Paris.

With his research and study, Novy was becoming recognized for his work in bacteriology and communicable diseases. In 1901, he agreed to served on a commission established to study an outbreak of what some considered to be bubonic plague in San Francisco. Through his writings and speeches, Novy was attempting to educate the public on the role of bacteria in the spread of disease. In his research, Novy concentrated on trypanosomes and spirochetes and later in his career on the study of the metabolism of microorganisms, particularly the tubercle bacillus.

Although his career was largely devoted to research, Novy also was an important member of the University of Michigan Medical School serving as chairman of the executive committee from 1930 to 1933 and dean from 1933 to 1935. He died August 8, 1957.

From the guide to the Frederick G. Novy Papers, 1890-1954, (Bentley Historical Library University of Michigan)

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creatorOf Novy, Frederick George, 1864-1957. Frederick George Novy papers, 1882-1957. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Marguerite Novy Lambert papers, 1910-1920s and 1974-1982 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf [Frederick G. Novy, biographical materials] University of Wisconsin - Madison, General Library System
creatorOf Novy, Frederick George, 1902-. Frederick George Novy papers, 1934-1954. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Arthur Lyon Cross Papers, 1897-1940 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Frederick G. Novy Papers, 1890-1954 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn University of Michigan Faculty and Staff Portraits, ca. 1860-ca. 1960 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Wilfred B. Shaw Papers, 1873-1954, 1900-1951 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Nu Sigma Nu. Alpha chapter (University of Michigan). Nu Sigma Nu, Alpha (University of Michigan) chapter records, 1882-1999. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Nu Sigma Nu, Alpha Chapter. (University of Michigan) records, 1882-1999 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Horace H. Rackham and Mary A. Rackham Fund Records, 1929-1950, 1934-1940 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Shirley Wheeler Smith Papers, 1881-1959 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Van Fossen, Vern M. Vern M. Van Fossen student notebook, ca. 1901-1902. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Novy, Frederick George, 1902-. Frederick George Novy, Jr. papers, 1934-1954. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
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Birth 1864-12-09

Death 1957-08-08

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