by Dickinson, (Dr.) Jared A.
12mo. A diary of Dr. Jared A. Dickinson (1872-1911), a veterinarian who introduced rural West Virginia to large animal surgery and the preventative use of vaccination against anthrax. While he may not have had formal training as a veterinarian, his diary shows him being relied upon on the rural tasks from filling the teeth of horses, to surgery, castrating, and all matters of treatment but by September he is beginning to vaccinate calves and at one point, has to order additional vaccine. The Franklin Vaccines and Supplies catalogue (Ontario, Canada) was a major supplier in the era. It was before the 1913 Virus-Serum-Toxin Act which required federal approval of biologics used by veterinarians. The diary uses a Physicians Daily Memorandum for 1905 with ads for Gude's Pepto-Mangan. Such diaries are uncommon. Like the legendary Ben Green [and author of Horse Confirmation] there is no evidence of having been granted any such degree though for ages his treatment and care was legendary on the Texas ranges. Bound in red cloth lettered and decorated in black, spine lettering black, a couple of spots to front board and spine.
(Inventory #: 025448)