Pioneer Science and the Great Plaques

Dr. Norman Cheville (’59)
In his new book, Pioneer Science and the Great Plaques: How Microbes, War and Public Health Shaped Animal Health, to be published by the Purdue University Press, Norman Cheville, dean emeritus of the College of Veterinary Medicine, covers a century of progress fighting infectious diseases and plagues, illuminating the important role of veterinary research and science. “A mystery existed about why America trailed Europe by a full century in building science-based veterinary colleges to educate for animal health care,” Cheville says. “There had to be a story there.” Learn more about Cheville’s book in this on-line interview. Individuals may order his book on Amazon.