J. F. SMITHCORS STUDENT VETERINARY HISTORY ESSAY CONTEST
Last updated 13-May-2014
Uncloaking Cognitive Decline: The Emergence of Canine Cognitive Dysfunction in Veterinary Medicine and Its Implications for Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease.
The Rise of Chinese Acupuncture in the West: How an Ancient Eastern Tradition Became an American Medical Staple.
One Health: Back to Our Roots.
Helping Paws throughout History: The Evolution of the Service Dog.
The Worm Conqueror.
Hay, Oats, and Water?: A Brief Look at the History of Drug Use in Thoroughbred Racing.
On Formalizing Veterinary Technician Education: “A Noble & Necessary Movement”
From Big to Little and Little to Big: The Early History of the Guide to the Dissection of the Dog and Miller’s Anatomy of the Dog.
3rd Prize Chris Liguore ’16 Purdue University
Lifestyles of the Furry and Famous: A Historical Analysis of the Care and Advancement of Animal Actors.
Dr. William Stewart Halsted: The Ultimate Prize of Innovation.
Tracing the Origin and Evolution of the Domestic Dog.
Veterinary Anatomical Models: A Surgical Tool as Essential as the Scalpel.
The Covert Arsenal of Biological Agents throughout History.
Published in Vet Herit.2012 Nov;35(2):37-44.
2nd Prize Tracey L. Mullins ’15 Kansas State University
The Humble Beginnings of the Corporate Companion Animal Hospital
Published in Vet Herit.2012 Nov;35(2):59-62.
3rd Prize Katie Beach ’13, Kansas State University
The Dogs of War: History of the U.S. Military Dog.
Animals in Space: Reaching for the Stars.
Published in Vet Herit.2011 Nov;34(2):25-32.
The Emergence of Shelter Medicine in Veterinary Education: From Nonexistent to Necessary.
Published in Vet Herit. 2011 Nov;34(2):41-46.
3rd Prize Suzanne Ford ’13, Oklahoma State University
South Carolina’s School—What Went Wrong?
Published in Vet Herit.2012 May;35(1):1-6.
4th Prize Kimberly Lynne Carren Pescosolido’12 North Carolina State University
Equine Veterinary Medicine from Ancient Times through the Greco-Roman Period
Published in Vet Herit.2012 May;35(1):20-25.
1st Prize Elizabeth Williams ‘12 Kansas State University
The Forgotten Giants Behind Louis Pasteur: Contributions by the Veterinarians Toussaint and Galtier.
Published in Vet Herit. 2010 Nov;33(2):33-39.
2nd Prize Gail Goble ’13 Kansas State University
Mad Cows & vCJD: A Tale of Two Epidemics.
Published in Vet Herit. 2010 Nov;33(2):44-49.
3rd Prize Jaime Stevenson ’13, Kansas State University
West Nile Virus: A Progression from Unknown to Endemic.
Published in Vet Herit. 2011 May;34(1):7-11.
1st Prize Ashley Mitek ‘11, University of Illinois
From Early Man to Man o’ War: A History of the Cribbing Horse.
Published in Vet Herit. 2009 Nov;32(2):37-42.
Foot and Mouth Disease: A Story of Resilience.
Published in Vet Herit. 2009 Nov;32(2):48-52.
3rd Prize Tiffany Lee ’12, Kansas State University
Brisket Disease in Cattle: A Brief Overview and History.
Published in Vet Herit. 2010 May;33(1):5-8
1st Prize Hattie Kugler ‘08, Washington State University
Scratches, Grease Heel, and Grapes: Or Chronic Pastern Dermatitis Then and Now.
Published in Vet Herit. 2008 Nov;31(2):26-32.
2nd Prize (tie) Kevin Koernig ’09, Tufts University
The Bureau of Animal Industry and Veterinary Professionalization at the Turn of the 20th Century.
Published in Vet Herit. 2009 May;32(1):12-17.
2nd Prize (tie) Michael Walsh ’11, Kansas State University
The Emergence of Animals Rights in Veterinary Medicine
Published in Vet Herit. 2008 Nov;31(2):37-39.
1st Prize Ellen P. Carlin ’07, Cornell University
The Gender Laws: Federal Legislation and the Feminization of Veterinary Medicine.
Published in Vet. Herit. 2007 Nov;30(2):21-27.
Past, Present and Future Responses by the Veterinary Medical Profession to Socioeconomic Change.
Published in Vet Herit. 2007 Nov;30(2):33-38.
3rd Prize Alphina J. Ho ‘10, Kansas State University.
Shining Light on Foreign Animal Diseases: The Story of Plum Island.
Published in Vet. Herit. 2008 May;31(1):10-13.
1st Prize Amy Lynn ‘06, Cornell University
Cats Are Not Small Dogs: The Emergence of Feline Medicine.
Published in Vet Herit. 2006 Nov;29(2):29-40.
The Age of Veterinary Specialization.
Published in Vet Herit. 2006 Nov;29(2):44-52.
3rd Prize Melissa Bourgeois, University of Florida
From 1946 to the Present – NASA’s Contribution to the Veterinary Medical Sciences.
Published in Vet. Herit. 2007 May;30(1):4-8.
1st Prize David William Gardiner ’06, Cornell University
Canine Parvovirus: From Not There to Everywhere: An Historical Look at the Emergence, Media Coverage, and Vaccine Development of Canine Parvovirus.
Published in Vet Herit. 2005 Nov;28(2): 38-45.
Women Veterinarians Throughout the 20th Century.
Published in Vet Herit. 2006 May;29(1):8-14
3rd Prize Greg A. Schmiesing ‘05, Washington State University
Attempting to Make Practice Acts Perfect.
Published in: Vet Herit. 2005 Nov;28(2):46-51.
1st Prize Greg A. Schmiesing ’05, Washington State University
Transportation, Vaccination, Eradication, Consolidation: Reasons for Consternation?
Published in Vet. Herit. 2004 Nov;27(2):35-41.
2nd Prize Kathryn Bradford ’06, Oklahoma State University
Elizabeth Atwood Lawrence: Veterinarian, Anthropologist, and Author.
Published in Vet. Herit. 2004 Nov;27(2):42-44.
3rd Prize Jennifer Chediak ’06, Cornell University
Shaping the Profession: James Law and The Rise of Veterinary Professionalism in the United States.
Published in: Vet. Herit. 2005 May;28(1):1-5.
Independents’ Days: Independent Colleges in the Foundation of Veterinary Education in the United States.
Published in: Vet. Herit. 2003 Nov;26(2):21-28.
The Changing Face of Veterinary Medicine: Women in the Profession.
Published in: Vet. Herit. 2003 Nov;26(2):36-39.
3rd Prize Jolene M. North ’05, Oklahoma State University
Published in Vet. Herit. 2004 May;27(1):10-14.
Protection of Animals Through Modern Legislation.
Published in Vet. Herit. 2002 Nov;25(2):30-36.
One Hundred Years of Colic: The Diagnosis and Treatment of Equine Gastrointestinal Disease in the Twentieth Century.
Published in: Vet. Herit. 2002 Nov;25(2):40-6.
3rd Prize Ann H. Montague ’03, University of Minnesota
The Battle for a Veterinary School in Minnesota.
Published in: Vet. Herit. 2003 May;26(1):10-13.
1st Prize Jill Pruett ‘03, Oklahoma State University
Evolution of Exotic Medicine Through Zoological Gardens.
Published in Vet. Herit. 2001 Nov;24(2):27-32.
Veterinary Medicine and the American Civil War.
Published in Vet. Herit. 2001 Nov;24(2):33-37.
3rd Prize Arden J. Gillespie ’03, Oklahoma State University
Mark L. Morris, Sr., DVM Pioneer and Innovator.
Published in Vet. Herit. 2002 May;25(1):7-11.
1st Prize Glenn Allen Olah ’02, Oklahoma State University
From Scrapie to Prions: Veterinarians Pave the Way.
Published in Vet. Herit. 2000 Nov;23(2):38-42.
The New Light: Roentgen’s Unusual Demonstrations and the Development of Diagnostic Radiology in North America.
Published in Vet. Herit. 2000 Nov;23(2):46-51.
Rinderpest: One Virus’s Impact on Veterinary History.
Published in Vet. Herit. 2001 May;24(1):8-12.
1st Prize Debbie Tacium Ladry ’00, Universite de Montreal
The Remarkable History of Treatment for Milk Fever.
Published in Vet. Herit. 1999 Nov;22(2):31-34.
The Portrayal of Veterinary Medicine in Films.
Published in Vet. Herit. 1999 Nov;22(2):35-37.
3rd Prize (tie) Melanie J. Blystone ’01, University of Georgia
Veterinarians in Zoo Medicine: The Evolution of a Career.
Published in Vet. Herit. 2000 May;23(1):9-13.
3rd Prize (tie) Pat R. Davis ’00, Auburn University
Coming Full Circle—A History of the 168th Medical Detachment (VS).
Published in Vet. Herit. 2000 May;23(1):21-27.
1st Prize Cydria Schaefer Manette ’00, Washington State University
Veterinary Ethics and the Changing Role of the Veterinarian: A Historical Review.
Published in Vet. Herit. 1998 Dec;21(2):25-33.
Winnie the Pooh and the Veterinarian Too: A Biographical Essay on the Life of Dr. Harry Colebourn, BVSc, MRCVS (1887-1947).
Published in Vet. Herit. 1998 Dec;21(2):41-45.
A Retrospective of Veterinary Medicine at Oklahoma State University.
Published in Vet. Herit. 1999 May;22(1):14-19.
1st Prize Marilyn T. Waters ’97, Oregon State University
Hocus Pocus: A Pharmacologic Look at Patent Medicine Colic Cures.
Published in Vet. Herit. 1997 Nov;20(2):40-44.
Animals and The Veterinarian in Ancient Rome.
Published in Vet. Herit. 1997 Nov;20(2):45-49.
3rd Prize (tie) Diana Murphy Jordan ’98, Iowa State University
Hog Cholera: A Historical Review.
Published in: Vet. Herit. 1998 May;21(1):1-8.
3rd Prize (tie) Stacy L. Pritt ’97, Washington State University
The History of the Guinea Pig (Cavia porcellus) in Society and Veterinary Medicine.
Published in Vet. Herit. 1998 May;21(1):12-16.
1st Prize Ilana Beth Furman Levinson ’99, Oregon State University
The History of Zoos and the Emergence of Zoo Veterinarians.
Published in Vet. Herit. 1996 Dec;19(2):20-23.
Elmer A. Woelffer, DVM, 1897-1995.
Published in Vet. Herit. 1997 May;20(1):27-29.
3rd Prize Kelly J. Hoover ’98, Washington State University
Rabies Treatments and Preventives Through the Ages.
Published in Vet. Herit. 1997 May;20(1):30-34.
1st Prize Melinda S. Cumming ’95, Washington State University
Blisters, Beetles, and Beliefs.
Published in Vet. Herit. 1995 Jun;18(1):3-10.
Norman Rockwell’s Illustration of Pet Care and Veterinary Medicine.
Published in Vet. Herit. 1995 Dec;18(2):55-58.
3rd Prize Joanne C. Martineau ’98 University of Pennsylvania
A Historical Survey of Vivisection from Antiquity to the Present.
Published in Vet. Herit. 1996 Jun;19(1):8-10.
1st Prize Sandra Coestar, ‘95 Cornell University
The Magical and Mystical World of Atropine and Other Belladonna Alkaloids.
2nd Prize Kim Taugott, [Brooktondale, NY]
Florence Kimball—America’s First Woman Doctor of Veterinary Medicine.
The Contributions of C.D. McGilvray.
1st Prize Jane Knoper ’95, Washington State Univeristy
The Thermometer: History and Application.
Published in 1993 Vet Herit. Dec;16(2):51-60.
Robert Stroud: The Brains Behind the Birdman.
History of Veterinary Homeopathy
1st Prize Catherine Hibbett ’93, University of Minnesota
Artists and Anatomists in Renaissance Europe.
Published in Vet Herit. 1992 Dec;15(2):45-61.
The New York Zoological Society’s Veterinary History.