University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine - Scalpel Yearbook (Philadelphia, PA)
- Class of 1940
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Text from Pages 1 - 92 of the 1940 volume:
THE 1940 SCALPEL
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TIIE IIRAIIEATINE CLASS
SEHRIIL RE VETERINARY NIEIIIEINE
TIIE UNIVERSITY IIE PENNSYLVANIA
0 DR. EVAN L. STFBBS, A TRUE PROMOTER OF
VETERINARY SCIENCE, WE, TIIE CLASS OF 1940, DEDICATE
THIS EDITION OF THE HSCALPELY'
HIS NEVER RIELAXING ENERGYYHIS INTENSE AND REAL
SINCERITY ARE QUALITIES WIIICII COMMAND OUR RESPECT
AND ADMIRATION. WE FEEL TIIAT HE IS A MAN OF WHOM
IT MAY TRULY BE SAID, "HE IS BOTH A SCIIOLAR AND
DR. EVAN L. STUBBS
THE EEA ' MESSAGE
NE of the most cherished duties of my year is
that of presenting our graduating students to the
President of our University for their degrees in
Veterinary itledicinc. Commencement Day this year will
be a particularly happy one in that it marks the com-
pletion of two hundred years during which this Uni-
versity has been preparing men for lives of public service.
It has been two hundred years of growth, physically, intellectually, and spiritually.
You have all come to know much about the physical features of our University, its acreage,
the halls and laboratories, athletic fields, and so on. You are acquainted with the various depart-
ments and have heard of the many aspects of knowledge being taught and further investigated
by the stall. But I wonder if you have caught a glimpse of the domain which is Pennsylvania spirit.
Not material, it is difficult to define and sometimes hard to identify.
But Pennsylvania spirit is a force, and one of the might forces of our civilization which has
been growing for the past two hundred years and expanding from its center, Philadelphia, until
it now practically covers the world. It is sometimes thought of as tradition, or culture, or ideals,
which are all rather reflections from the real gem. This force, which has meant much in the develop-
ment of our nation from colonial days, is growing and expanding all the time, and our Veterinary
graduates have done their parts well, as you all know. You, the Veterinary graduates of this Bi-
centennial year, will soon go your various ways, to return from time to time for visits and reunions.
You will all take with you, wherever you go, the heritage of the past two hundred years, the ele-
ment of Pennsylvania spirit.
To what extent this spirit grows in you will depend on yourself. YVe of the Faculty and the
alumni body wish you success in your chosen field. Wie are confident that you will carry the Penn-
sylvania spirit with you.
HE Veterinary Profession is one of
the cornerstones underlying national
prosperity. It is necessary for a suc-
cessful livestock industry which in turn is
necessary for successful agriculture, which
is the foundation of a prosperous nation.
Property values running into billions of
dollars are directly concerned. Farms, trans-
portation companies, packing plants, Whole-
sale and retail meat and milk business are
all more or less dependent upon the watchful
eye of the Well-trained Veterinarian.
The dividers in this book were selected
as a means of illustrating some of the phases
of the Veterinary Profession.
This is one of the most important and
interesting of all the phases of Veteri-
nary Science. The far-reaching effects
of Veterinary Research have not been
sufficiently emphasized by the Veteri-
narians who work in this field. Medical
Science has profitedf industry profits,
agriculture is especially benefited, and
commerce is helped. Very few people
know that Veterinary Research made
the Panama Canal possible. lts con-
struction might have been impossible
had not the pioneer work of a Veteri-
narian,CooperCurtice, led to the control
of yellow fever.
INIORTON ANMVTII, AB., BLS
I'11iVe-rsity of Pennsylvania
Sigllla Iota Zeta
FRANK A. ARDITO
La Salle College
GWENDOLYN G. BODINE
PENSALTKIHJN, N, J.
Ilniversity of P0llIlSylV3.HlZL
YVILLIAINI B. BOVCHER
R1-ILLINGTON, N. J.
Jr. A. Y. M. A. 'l're-usurer 44
Class Yico-Prcsiclent 3
Student ,Hvsiclcllt 4
A f 'l
CLYDE I. BUYER, JR.
llniversity of Pennsylvania
Jr. A. Y. Mi. A. Representative
Jr. A. V. lNI. A. President 4
Class President 3
Associate Editor SCALPEL
ROY L. BRIDGE
NoRTu BIANCIIESTER, IND.
REX H. BROOKS
University of Pennsylvania
Umega Tau Sigma
RAYBIOND B. CHPRCH, B.A.
PLEASANT XJALLEY, CONN.
Jr. A. Y. BI. A. Representative 1
Jr. A. V. lNI. A. Representative Q
lr. A. V. BI. A. Financial Secretary .
Jr. A. V. BI. A. Recording Secretary 3
Jr. A. V. BI. A. President 4
Class Secretary 1
Class Vice-President Q
Class Treasurer 3
Business lllanager SCALPEL 4
DONALD B. CRAIG, B.S
SOMMERVILLE, N. J.
Pennsylvania State College
Sigma Iota Zeta
Sigma Iota Z eta
GEORGE J. FLECK
Pennsylvania State College
Class Treasurer Q
Class Secretary 4
ROBERT G. FREEL
Vniversity of Blaine
Phi Gamma Delta
Jr. A. Y. BI. A.
NIICREDITH R. GARDINER, JR
BRYN Dhwn, PA.
Vlliversity of P0llIlSylV2ll1ii1
Omega Tau Signm
Fox Pathology Prize 4
R. C. GAUL
Omega Tau Sigma
ANIMON H. GERBERICH
Pennsylvania State College
Jr. A. Y. M. A.
CHESTER A. GLICISICR
CAMDEN, N. J.
Kansas Stahl College
ROY S. HARRY, BS., Phg
DRY RUN, PA.
lfniversity of Pittslmurgh
Omega Tau Sigma
G. LEVVIS HARTENSTEIN
NEW FREEDOM, PA.
Jr. A. V. M. A. Vice-President 4
Class Secretary Q
PINE BUSH, N. Y.
Class Treasurer 4
Wi. ALLAN HUGHES
Omega Tau Sigma
Class President 4
Anatomy Prize Q
HERBERT J. J ENN E
NORTH BERGIQN, N. J.
lfniversity of Bliami, Fla.
Jr. A. V. BI. A. Representative 1
Class President Q
Class Vice-President 1
INIARTIN BI. KAPLAN
Sigma Iota Zeta
Freshman Medal 1
Physiology Prize Q
Fox Pathology Second Prize 4
PAUL KAVANAU GH
CAPE lNIAY, N. J.
RAYMOND E. KERLIN, Jn.
BR00KLAWN,! N. J.
Philadelphia College of Pharmacy 84 Science
J. ROGER MCCOY
TRENTON, N. J.
Omega Tau Sigma
Student Resident 4
EVERETT B. DJILLER
Jr. A. V. BI. A. Librarian 3
Jr. A. V. BI. A. Financial Secretary 3
Class Historian 1, Q, 3, 4
ANTHONY A. NITKA
CAMDEN, N. J.
St. Joseph,s College
LTTHER L. PARKER
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
Belmont Abbey College
Jr. A. V. M. A.
Vniversity of Pennsylvania
GERALD F. PRIEST
DEANS, N. J.
Jr. A. V. NI. A. Representative 4
JOSHUA ROSEN, A.B.
NEW YORK, N. Y.
Johns Hopkins University
Sigma Iota Zeta
HAROLD E. SCHADEN
Jr. A. Y. BI. A. Recording Secretary
Jr. A. V. BI. A. Vice-President 4
Class Secretary 3
JOHN H. SHELLENBERGER
Fast Stroudsburg Teachers Collcgm
Jr. A. Y. M. A.
WILLIAM L. SIPPEL, B.S
Ifniversity of Diaryland
Sigma Phi Epsilon
Beta Omega Sigma
SCA LPEL Board
BARNEY SPIELHOLZ, BS
IRVINGTON, N. J.
Ilniversity of Blichigan
Sigma Iota Zeta
BENJANIIN L. WVALBERT, JR
Class Vice-President 41
Bicentennial Committee 4
GEORGE E. NYOR'l'lNIAN
WVALDEN, N. J.
Jr. A. V. M. A.
MEMO UF Tllll ULASS Ill' 1940
President ..... .........,..........,....... 1 VALTER A. HUGHES
Vice-President .... .... I 'BENJAMIN L. VVALBERT, JR.
Secretary ..... .......... G I-JORGE J. FLECK
Treasurer. . . .... GILBERT F. HOPPENSTEDT
Ilistorian ...............,..........,...,.... EVERETT B. lXIILLER
SEPTEMBER 13, 1936-Received a letter of notification of acceptance by the Faculty to enter
me as a first year man at Veterinary School.
SEPTEMBER 27, 1936-Registration daygthose pens they supplied to fill out the cards must have
been used for darts before they were put on the table for use.
OCTOBER 7, 1936-That was some workout this afternoon at the gym. After finding out the
naked truth of our well being, tl1e llcds decide its going to be a great year for pills.
OCTOBER 17, 1936wThe Sophs try to stifle or stiffle the moustaches of llfartin and Kavanaugh.
ELECTION DAY-MacKenzie, Jenne, Collins, Church.
NOVELIBER QQ, 1936wBoneing for the Osteology exam.
DECEMBER 17, 1936-In Organic Chemistry a 5 marked on those small Blue Books didnit mean
you had a fifth rating in the Social Register-it meant you Were 95 per cent incorrect.
JANUARY 7, 1937-Dr. Lentz worries me-even though he has a Florida tan he inquires whether
We had studied during the Christmas vacation.
FEBRUARY 10, 1937-Botany examination was given to us it la carte. Dr. True Honor System-
the professor had the honor, and we the system.
FEBRUARY 11, 1937-The Kribb course is one subject not to be easily forgotten nor forgiven.
lNIARCH 21, 1937QReddin reads again.
APRIL 3 1937-Dr. llatthews explained today why he must say "little cowgu we would laugh
if he pronounced or at least tried to say calf.
APRIL 7, 1937-P-Chem, pH, pK, puny rats, p-analysis, polaroscope.
lNIAY 7, 1937-I've just finished reading some of the SCALPELS of previous years, preparatory
to writing my Class History, and can understand Why the material for publication is called
BIAY 17, 1937-Exercising horses at Newtown Square, with Hughes as riding master-so were
EXAMINATION xxYl:IEKT13ilI'11Cl1 will need more than inside information of the horse to pass his
The 1914 Class illedal is pinned on Kaplan.
' Chapin? ., -is
Sl-LPTICMBER 27, 1987-Sophomorons.
SEPTEMBER 29, 1937-That 587.50 eneral fee is an obli ration that with dili fence, eeonom , and
stern self- denial, Father is made to pay.
All this past week my classmates blamed me for the eradication of some members of the Bi-
centennial Class, due to my History. But I know that many will defend my rights to write
as I did.
OCTOBER Q, 1937-Arditto fails to understand that in Histo-pathology-silence is a virtue.
A Saturday morning bacteriology examination: "lVell, men, itls this, that, or the other
thing, but no man is going to walk straight if he is watching his neighbor."
IYUVICMHI-IR 55, 1937-Dr. Mac-Farland's course is considered by all to come up to all expectations.
Clinical Orientation I'ourse-apparently was left in China.
The Class of 19+IUfaccording to Dr. Amadon-needs less consciousness and Inore con-
JANUARY 7, 1938-IYe come back in 1938 to rest up again.
1938-IYe don't know which is worst-to write the anatomy talk. or to listen to
I'arker's speech was very well presented.
1938-Dr. Booth needs to smoke a peace pipe when he introduces the -Ierseyites.
7, 1938fYital stat-ist-isks.
15, 1938-IYe find Dr. Hardenbergh's course and instructor very interesting.
17, 1938-Brain storm in Anatomy.
1938-Congestion, hyperemia, engorgement, an excess amount of blood in a part, an
overflowing that fills the veins and the list of re-exams.
IXIARCII QS, 1938-Faculty meeting a few weeks after semester exams is extraordinary if it doesn't
do the Class of 194-0 harm.
3, 1938-Bridge and Hopp brag about their exam marks in special pathology-wish I
could have I-strain instead of eye-strain.
Judging-pleasant weather bring the travelling urge to Dr. Dick who takes us to the great
INIAY 5, 1938-Schaden concentrates on Bacteriology, but Dr. Campbell doesn't believe it neces-
sary to fall off a stool.
INIONDAY INIOURNINGmI,i1I'liCI' after giving answer to Dr. Amadon says if that is the answer, what
is the question.
In June we find that Hughes receives Hutyra and iNIarek for his excellency in Anatomy,
and Kaplan receives a prize in Physiology.
INIIDDLE OF :XUCUS'I'7U.I1II still no report of my marks. Time is passing, and I hope I do, too-
to a .Iunior year.
SEPTEMBER Q7, 1938-CTardboardemore than last year to explain the increase of the general fee.
CLASS ELI-:c'1'1ox DAY-Boyer, Boucher, Hartenstein, Church.
IJC"I'OB1CR 4, 19558-In a bull session in IVard A today, the Seniors were griping that the larger
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clinics at Ohio and Cornell Cif they areb trains the students to think, while here at Penn
the student is trained to remember. So what-suppose you ean't remember what you're
DIOVEMBER 2, 1938-The zipper diagnosis of presentation, posture, position of feti, fetus, or fetuses,
NOVEMBER 4, 1938-Definition for enema-a goose with a gush.
PODOLOGY'JOC shoeing and showing how.
DECEMBER 20, 1938-The Chloral Society were as is-esome quartettes are better made of 2 pints.
DECEIWIBER 21, 1938-"I have long entertained the idea that . . .U
JANUARY 27, 1939-Every subject has its beginning-middle-and examination. But I'm con-
vinced that the latter is indispensable.
FEBRUARY 27, 1939-This tendency for alopecia capitae, superioris, really has Jenne worried
this year. I hope there's more in his head than tl1e comb will take out.
FEBRUARY 27, 1939-That parasites are to be found every day-big or little is O. K., but I almost
go bugs trying to find out l1ow they get to know their names.
SATURDAY BIORNING-I don,t see why that Southern rebel, Allen, insists upon egging Dr. Dick
about what type of hogs grow in the south. It's true that Virginia is noted for its sugar-
cured hams-but it might be noted for curing hams.
INIARCII 21, 1939wIn Therapeutics, lNIiss Bodine must think that being a woman a terribly diffi-
cult task, since it consists principally in dealing with men and Boyferb.
INIARCH 27, 1939-Next to love, Craige, IValbert, and Hoppenstedt find cards the greatest indoor
APRIL F OOL-N o remarks.
APRIL 14, 1939-Wiith distaste, every year I look forward to the task of writing this Class History,
and with reluctance every year, I write a classic this messy and with much bragging ever
APRIL 17, 1939-Dr. Dick starts from Vineland with a bang.
IVIAY 7, 1939-Five days a week of pharmaco-therapeutics become toxic but not fatal.
IVIAY 11, 1939-Finding jobs for the summer is a cinch, but that an educated person earns more
than a kennel man is a thought of the laity. VVell, perhaps its true, but the Junior student
working for a vet doesn't always get it.
JUNE 5, 1939-Faculty entertainment week-the proctors tell us tl1e answers neednit be long.
But it always takes me a long time to make them short.
SEPTEMBER 29, 1939-Ah! IVise and stately Seniors.
OCTOBER 4, 1939-Dr. FoX's blackouts are like knock-out drops to us.
OCTOBER 7, 1939-I can't find out what they mean when they speak of Sneakin' Sam and Little
DECEMBER 17, 1939-All joking aside, these re-exams really do indicate those who have brains-
these that have don't take them.
Since its discovery in November,
1895, by Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen,
great strides have been made in the use
ofthe X-ray, and much of-the knowledge
of the therapuetic value of the ray has
come from experiments on animals.
The first report of its use in the treat-
ment of animal was by Eberlein at the
Second Roentgen Congress in 1906.
Here at the Department of Radiology
of the School of Veterinary Medicine
over one thousand treatments have been
given in the past eighteen months
Animals treated include horses, ponies,
cows, goats, dogs, cats, and rats. Many
of these have been cured for over a year
of malignant and infectious neoplasms
formerly considered incurable.
Secretary. . . .
H fistoria n ....
THE JUNIOR CLASS
GORDON R. ELMHLRS
liOBERT A. BARTON
JAMES T. 0'CONNOR, JR.
. . .JOHN O. SCHNAUTZ
. . . .CLARK E. SWAIL
III TIIRY UF THE .IUNIIIR CLASS
N A SUNNY morning in the Autumn of ,37 fifty-five young men and a young lady strolled
across the courtyard to assemble and be addressed as the Class of 1941. It was a diversified
group, all were strangers with but a few exceptions, but with a single determination-
to become graduate veterinarians. True, unity was conspicuously absent on that morning but it
was not to be long before all were acquainted and a spirit born that will not soon be surpassed.
Following due initiation into our routine our period of adjustment began-and as I recall
the first major adjustment was to develop an immunity to the odors of the anatomy laboratory.
This was gradually gained during the mastering of Osteology. Then came the direct exposure
and if memory serves me correctly one perfectly good breakfast seceded from a certain stomach
on that intial meeting with those few horses which had been both "called and chosenf, Needless
to say, he recovered and later became a contemporary lecturer.
Of course it was essential that we should be well dressed anatomists, so overalls were ordered
"made to measure" and as is always the case they were many sizes too large. Ah, but then came the
first washing and what were formerly our drapes were now binding here and pinching there-what
Then there was Equitation, and Stock-judging, too, in which many new patrons of "Beech-
nut" and "Sparkplug" were born and capably tutored by the old maestro of them all. The year
passed and others have followed but "Shown still remains the number one man in that league.
"Willie" Savage seems to have been the only permanent convert to the art. It was that year that
scholarly Glenn Gates initiated his conquests of prize and medal collection for it was at the ter-
mination of that year that he "copped', the general Freshman hledal.
Came the second year and 'Aaccording to the man in the back seatn we "took her out of the
milk linef, "sent her ear to Harrisburgf, and jotted down the results "in the little black book.',
According to "J im Jones it was like religion and politicsi' but Phillips kept his feet on the floor and
"Nick', stayed the sixty minutes thereafter and the "Pensy', ran as usual. The seats in the lVIedical
School were very uncomfortable, but the feud between Allen and f'Baldy the dentistv was always
amusing and provided the necessary diversion.
It was during this year that we learned all about race tracks and hosses from "Jim.,,-"did I
ever tell you about the night I was coming down from hfaine with a load of hosses and no brakes?"
Many afternoons were spent trying to differentiate between potassium and sodium chloride. Much
time was likewise dedicated to the Dukes publication endeavoring to comprehend the mysteries
of the sympathetic and parasympathetic systems which were to find a practical application in
another year. It was in this year that we took Breeds of Livestock without worthy predecessors
-they really became quite expert with the rubber band and pellet as the Juniors will testify. Here
"G, D.', made it number two when he emerged with the Hutyra and lVIarek anatomy prize, and
"Bertie', Dionne was awarded the Suburban Cattle Breeders Association Prize.
To maintain this saga of events in a chronological sense we must return to the first two weeks
in June of the Sophomore year. It was on a Friday morning when the last of our hurdles had been
taken in famous spring classic "the .Final Examsv that we migrated with light hearts and free
abandon to a pastoral setting in Media through the courtesy of "Mil', Beatty. For it was here that
our male Elsa hfaxwell, that famous host and epieure "Bob" Barton had arranged for the class
picnic. The spot was perfect, a large meadow, a babbling brook, and huge willows shading an
open fireplace. Refreshments, bathing, and other forms of relaxation Cnote accompanying photo-
graphsb were enjoyed, and a more hilarious softball game was never played. VVho will ever forget
the umpire baiting, not to overlook "Butch,' and "Path
Of course aside from the' pursuit of our regular studies, our minds are also directed in scien-
tific channels. Division HAH for example, demonstrated the action of pentobarbital sodium in
the feline, good results being reported. This experiment, however, met as do all scientific endeavors,
with mixed acclaim, due not to the effects produced but rather to debated custody of the subject.
It seems the Ukittyi' had been secretly adopted unknown to the scientists.
Speaking of Pharmacology, one should observe the passage of the stomach tube in the equine
in such a manner that it is directed in the nostril of one side and emerges from the nostril of the
opposite side. Oh, yes, this very capable demonstrator is none other than "Gerry', Fouse, well
known dispenser of a current veterinary literature.
You might be interested as well as amazed to learn that to test an animal for sensitiveness,
one should of all things Cas "CHE" Allen informed the interrogating professorj make a thorough
examination of the sexual apparatus, suh.
Well, well, itis nearly time for "Jockey" Boyens to start his annual treks to Pimlico and Havre
de Grace-which recalls one of his several racing narratives-"Would you believe it, I put two dol-
lars on the favorite's nose and the- didn't even finish."
If anything of consequence has occurred and perchance you missed it, do not feel badly be
cause it will undoubtedly have been recorded for posterity by our ubiquitous Will "Daily News"
Savage. Rarely has an important operation or event during the past three years escaped the scru-
tiny of Will and his faithful camera. Some of his scoops are included among those appearing in
conjunction with this article.
Guinea pig fanciers anxiously await the termination of the era of research and experiment and
the subsequent commercial marketing of Rothman's mange mixture.
Science marches on-the Veterinary School has among its enrollees the first investigator to
have ever seen the ovaries QD of the sheep through the medium of the vaginal speculum. Oh, yes,
his name is Leighton.
Three cheers for those two Chardyj Southerners who photographed that Hhugen two-foot snow-
drift in the courtyard Cgo north, young men, go northj for the edification of the folks back home in
lVIississippi and Tennessee, where they plant the corn in January, we are told.
Every class has one-I refer to those unfortunate individuals who are thc victims of that
mania which, as a result of the lack of the proper inhibitory impulses, causes them to throw any
accessible object whether it be a rock or a boot at their intended victim, apparently unmindfull
of any injury that might ensue. Thus we give you a hero for a day--the Senior who made a hu-
man snowball of a certain individual Qyou must have guessedj for indiscreet selection of a victim
For every misdemeanor committed one should have an excuse, legitimate or otherwise. The
Juniors with deliberation and foresight attended to this important matter early in the Freshman
year and have used the same standard throughout for all occasions to wit: "Bailey did itf'
MEMBERS OF THE JUNIOR CLASS
Babe, Farl B.
Baily, William H.
Barlow, Ruth ll.
Barton, Robert A.
Beatty, Klillard S.
Bond, lYilliam P.
Boyens, Raymond XY.
Brown, Thomas NY.
Burkhart, Robert L.
flllllI'Clllll, Edwin A.
Follins. Elizabeth J.
Dionne, Bertrand B.
Edwards, llyles J.
Ellmers, Gordon B.
Ely, John B.
Fouse. Gerald H.
Gates, Glenn D.
Grim. Burnell H.
Jaquette, Daniel S.
Johnson, Peter Yan B.
Labold. Jack J.
Leighton, Robert L.
Lereh. Robert J.
Blat-Kenzie, Eugene B.
llc-Ewan, Alan F.
Maloney, Roger J.
hlartin, Kenneth H.
hletzger, Philip P.
llullen. Francis E.
Nemish, James Mi.
Nichols, Robert YY.
U'f'onnor, James T., Jr
Phillips. John Q.
Boney, Harry A.
Bac-hlin, Herbert S.
Savage, lYm. C. G.
Sehuautz, John U.
Showalter, Charles L.
Shrader, John K.
Swail, Clark E.
Yansant, Henry A.
Bliley, James B.
lVolfe, Larry J.
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I 'res idcnt ....
THE SOPHOMORE CLASS
T'reaxu-ref. . .
H istoriarz, . .
XVILLIAM J. BROWN
. . . .CJRVILLE L. Bum
. . .BIORTON KIJIJSON
PIOXVARD J. KOPP
. . .JUNE CQRAMMICS
CLASS, lllS'l'0ltY 0F 194
TILL in the embryonic stage, the Class of 1942 returned slightly older and wiser to begin
the second seige of worries. With a few additions and subtractions we found ourselves
with the same number of students as when we left in June. Our first class meeting was a
mad confusion between the fraternities, each striving for supremacy. The Alpha Psis came
through with three of their men to lead the class. Bill Brown succeeded George Poppenseek as
president. Carroll Roll, vice-presidentg lVIort Kolson, secretary: and Howard Kopp, treasurer.
The class gave special mention to George, our freshman president, for his wonderful manage-
ment and organization. His task was difficult, but his Hue leadership put the class on the right
track through the trying freshman year.
The next important business which arose was the choosing of the victim to be insured for our
class gift to the lfniversity. After an unanimous decision the class decided that perhaps "the Gal-
loping Ghost" our "pasty Koppn would not survive the year for even so early he showed signs of
exhaustion. So.BIr. lfrdman instead, the youngest member of the class was chosen as the one
to be insured.
It wasn't long before the class realized 'fwhere ignorance is bliss, ,tis folly to be wise." The
classes we now encountered under Dr. lVIcFarland gave many of us something to think about.
You can't even have moles now-a-days without worrying about them. One by one our moles were
counted to see if we were on the danger line of becoming a victim of the disastrous melanoma.
However, despite the frights of what might happen to us we all considered ourselves very for-
tunate to have had Dr. lNIcFarland as our teacher. His last lecture was very impressive as he bid
farewell to his last class with these words:
"There is no need for you to come for a lecture tomorrow, gentlemen. This lecture concludes
the course in General Pathology, and this is the last lecture that I will deliver as professor of pa-
thology at the University of Pennsylvania. Good luck and God Speed."
The class went into an uproar of applause as we, too, bid farewell and honor to one whom We
all knew as a gentleman and teacher.
VVe found ourselves quite at home again with Dr. Lentz. Without losing any of his profes-
sional air of dignity he literally "brought the house down" one day as he gave a crack by crack
description of his bones reacting to the blows and twists of a chiropracter who aimed to put his
neck in place, and only succeeding in putting his back out of place. From frivolity to sincerity Dr.
Lentz impressed upon our minds not only the importance of being good doctors of veterinary medi-
cine but also our honesty and sincerity in our love for the work.
Another year we spent with our friend and professor, Dr. Booth, who with his kind and helpful
spirit made our anatomy classes interesting and indeed at times very amusing. His announcement
of our "little talks" at first sent chills down our backs, but when the time came his clever and
humorous introductions broke the tension and we soon found ourselves becoming more learned.
Mac Robbins in his talk one day demonstrated to us his great ability as a master of ceremoniesg
we think he missed his calling.
Mr. Rothe gave an excellent talk on the ear. It seemed impossible that such a difHcult discus-
sion could be given so fluently and with such ease. lNIr. Ellsworth's talk on the eye was very good
and he also proved to be quite an artist. Other talks of outstanding merit were Mr. Witsky's dis-
cussion on the skin, Mr. Richman's on the blood, and Mr. Hobert's on the blood supply to the brain.
Our nutrition class under Dr. Dick widened our knowledge in other fields as well. We had a
branch of Geology which was made more impressionable by observing the samples of rock and
fossils which Dr. Dick had collected.
After a year and a half of hearing nothing but millet seeds, Dr. Dick finally enlightened us as
to the actual size, and with sighs of relief we could not correlate this with the size of lymph nodes,
tuhereles, and all sorts of lesions.
Vfill we ever forget Dr. Campbellls everchanging roll call which each day introduced us to new
niembers of our class. Through his huniorous remarks he deftly impressed upon us the facts of
bacteriology. VVe can still hear such phrases as: "VVell, men, hard work isn't easyf' "Many pen-
cils have been worn down on this subjectf, "Nice butter you have today, Mrs. Jones," and the
theme of a veterinarianis philosophy: "Always keep the back door openf,
Dr. Lentz enlivened his lectures with many humorousianecdotes which were fully appre-
ciated. Perhaps we needed antidotes more, as we emerged each Blonday afternoon from Phar-
macy lab smelling like musty druggistls shelves, and with acrid taste of nasty drugs still disturbing
Our various holidays were things to be feared because of the dreaded histopath test that pre-
eecded each one. These were experiences we shall never forget-hours of frenzied searching for
things that failed to manifest themselves.
Thus ends our second year. VVe have grown. Our ideas have changed. VVe no longer consider
ourselves masters of the medical art but can at last fully realize, "a little knowledge is a dangerous
Bonese, lvfathew J.
Brown, VVilliam J.
Burr, Orville L.
Buzby, Gordon P.
Campbell, Joseph C.
Chain, John J.
Conrad, George L.
Crutchfield, XVIII. O.
Detweiler, David K.
Detweiler, J. VVarren
Ellsworth, Leslie L.
Gutzwiller, Robert L.
Harrison, John H.
Hartsoek, John N.
Hastings, Joseph VV., Jr
Hobart, Claude D.
Jaqueth, John BI., Jr.
Kaskin, Samuel T.
Ker, VVilliaIn 0.
Kopp, Howard J.
Lewis, Jonathan S., Jr.
hlackey, YValter L., Jr
lllartin, John E.
llloyer, James VV.
Poppensiek, George C.
Raker, Charles VV.
Robbins, Maelntyre C
Roll, Carroll A.
Rosi, Albert J.
Rothe, VVm. E.
Slider, Howard B.
Smith, Russell E.
Stern, Douglas N.
Tierkel, Ernest S.
Urban, Wlm. D.
Valentine, Harold D.
VVillis, Thomas E.
THE FRESHMAN CLASS
Presirlenf .... .......,.... ,.... I I EURGE H. Wlxmz
Vice-Presiflem' ..... .... S Ammr, B. Glfss
Secretary-T-reasurer ,... ..... - IOHN F. LIPPINCOTT
FRE HMA ULASS lll 'l'0ltY
OR fifty-three of us registration meant a year involving orientation, smokers, class organ-
ization, and studying. Underlying these was a spirit of good-fellowship and controlled
horseplayg the latter permeated every function but never got beyond a slight amount of
meat throwing and occasional snowballing.
Free smokes handed out by fraternities and clubs were enjoyed by all but like most good things
came in small quantities, however, they served their purpose well.
Our first class was held in Pearson Hall, men making up the class represented ten states and
the District of Columbia. Pennsylvania had thirtyg New Jersey, seveng Connecticut, four, hfassa-
chusetts, three: California, two, Vermont, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Tennessee.
and District of Columbia, one each, thirty colleges were also represented, the four highest being:
Penn, teng Penn State, six, Rutgers, five and lifuhlenberg, four. Dean Dick welcomed us and in
his short orientation speech confirmed our hopes for a future in Veterinary hfedicine. After this
we were ready for the fundamentals.
While in the early stages of the semester the class organized. George Wade, Sam Guss, and
John Lippincott were elected president, vice-president, and secretary-treasurer, respectively.
Long before class affairs the fundamentals came our way and before we knew from whence
they came notes were bulging the once sagging notebook covers. The weirdest compilation of all
were the organic notes especially when it came time to disentangle them and isolate each formula
in one's mind in preparation for a quiz. The uncertainty of some of the lab technique, as to re-
sults on the violent side, added amusement to the course: the Hunters and lNIcCoys were good to
us and desired only a few of us for a return engagement. The trio of Drs. Lentz, Booth, and D. Lee
no doubt often wondered whether we would catch on to anatomy, histology, and embryology-
especially the New Jersey lads-but probably most of us did and at the same time developed an
appreciation for the artist and humorist. Dr. Lentz's pace was terrific but the material was there
-and those breathing spaces-AH! Breeds and Botany kept us wondering but the mid-term exams
did nobly by most of us and set us at our ease.
The second term brought with it microscopes, titration, Chincoteagues, clinical orientation,
stockyards, and "Next man." All proved interesting and essentialg some received their share of
destructive criticism but the Chincoteagues took the worst slashing. The guinea pigs, rats, and
pigeons were the most neglected and the unknown alkalies had us buffaloed for awhile but, "where
there's a will tl1ere's a way." Although the stockyards put up the greatest stench they provided
interesting material for Types and Breeds and also the environment for a tobacco chewing epidemic.
Clinical orientation proved most practical and did much to stimulate interest in the fundamentals
and made us realize Cat an early dateb the importance of being well grounded in these. At present
the combined histologies and myology loom before us as the unsurmountables-but time conquers
all and we hope these.
After having had much real winter weather to encourage the studying, each Warm sunny day
tends to create spring fever. Spring also means trips and we are looking forward to these judging
trips as we are looking forward to the word which means a return trip in the fall.
MEMBERS OF CLASS
Berkelhammer, Albert BI.
Biswanger, Leonard R.
Brown, Joseph F.
Collins, Daniel J.
De hfott, Thomas
Doolittle, Herbert S.
Downhill, Tvallace J.
Elting, Stewart E.
Fickes, Leslie R.
Folling, Bjarne N.
Fridirici, Ira BI.
Gardner, Harold H.
Good, Archie L.
Guss, Samuel B.
Hall, Jonathan P.
Hickman, George R.
Hicks, VVilliam S.
High, VVilliam P.
Hitchner, Stephen B.
Hornaday, VVayne A.
Iobst, Floyd M.
Jackson, James M., Jr.
Keeler, John R.
Klock, James G.
Kutish, Edward S.
Larson, Howard S.
Lippincott, John E.
iMcLaughlin, Paul R.
lvlattern, George VV.
hliller, George VV.
Norris, Henry VV.
0,Keefe, Francis A.
Osen, Edwin J.
Power, Frank E.
Ross, Nforris H.
Ryan, Edward T.
Shellenberger, James NI
Simington, Joseph 0.
Sperling, Francis G.
Stefanick, Jack E.
Strittmatter, Thomas P
Swartz, Abraham L.
Thorp, Albert D.
VVade, George N.
Waple, lVIarshall J., Jr.
Weber, Robert B.
Whitlock, James A.
Vvhitney, Bertrand E.
VVilson, James T.
SMALL ANIMAL SUR GERY
"lt is not merely by holding a lcnife-
in a certain position, or making an in
cision of definite length or form on the
surface of the body, that an operation
is performed, unless a person has a com-
petent familiarity with the under struc-
tures he will do well not to interfere
with cutting operations.
-Sir William Ferguson, 1842.
From this quotation we see that surgery
is an art and science of great perplexity,
and no one can justly call himself a
surgeon without being well informed in
the fundamentals of anatomy, physiol-
ogy, pathology,and other basic sciences.
lf it were not for the extensive work
done in canine surgery, many of our
human surgeons would not be the proud
possessors of these fundamental prin-
cipals as well as the excellence of tech-
nique that distinguishes the surgical
artist from the mere manipulator.
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Financial Secretary. . . .
Freshman Representative .
Junior Representative. . .
Senior Representative. . .
Vice-President. . .
Financial Secretary .....
Sophomore Representative. . .
Junior Representative. . .
Senior Representative. . .
. . . .CLYDE I. BOYER, JR.
G. LEWIS HARTENSTEIN
. . . . . .GLENN D. GATES
..WILLIAM B. BOUCHER
. . .IVILLIAM P. BONI7
. . .FLOYD M. JORST
. . . .CLINTON REASPI
.. .JOHN K. SHRADER
. . .HAROLD E. SCHADEN
. . .ALAN F. BICTEVVAN
..1iAYMOND B. CHURCH
. . .HAROLD E. SUHADEN
. . .ELIZABETH J. COLLINS
. . . .CIERALD H. FOUSE
. . .JOHN K. SIIRODER
. . .THOMAS DE IVIOTT
. . .THOMAS E. VVILLIS
. .KENNETH H. BIARTIN
.. .GERALD F. PRIEST
. . .JAMES R. WILEY
STUDENT CHAPTER OF THE
AMERICA VETEIII ARY MEIIIUAL ASSOUlA'I'l0
HIS society, the first of its kind in America, was organized in 1889 through the efforts of
Dr. Leonard Pearson. At that time fraternities did not exist at the school, and the society
was needed as a means of bringing the students of all the classes together to discuss sub-
jects relating to Veterinary medicine. For more than fifty years this idea has been carried on,
giving the students an opportunity to hear papers and see demonstrations by the members and by
guest speakers who are outstanding men in their particular fields. In addition to the regular meet-
ings held twice a month, the smoker in the fall, to acquaint the Freshmen with the soeietyis activ-
ities, and the banquet in the spring, as a farewell to the Seniors, are pleasant social affairs. All
students enrolled in the school are eligible for membership, and the officers are elected by vote of
the active members twice a year. IVe have as Honorary President, Dr. Emmerson, and as Hon-
orary Secretary, Dr. Klein, who occupy these positions as long as they are actively connected With
In 1931 the society became affiliated with the American Veterinary lNIedical Association as
a junior chapter. This strengthened our association with graduate veterinarians and enabled us
to attend the national meetings and secure the Journal of the A. V. INI. A. at a special price. So-
cieties similar to this one have been formed at other Veterinary Schools in the country, and this
year the American Veterinary iNIedical Association has taken a very active interest in them. In
an effort to have all of the societies organized on a similar basis, a model constitution was drawn
up and submitted to the various chapters, along with a charter, diploma, and key. Changes were
suggested by the members, and when a satisfactory constitution was submitted, this society voted
to adopt it, as well as the diploma and key. This meant laying aside our traditional name, The
Veterinary lifedical Society, and becoming known as The University of Pennsylvania Student Chap-
ter of the American Veterinary lNIedical Association.
The entire student body will receive the benefit of the organization's activity through the use
of the small animal operating tables purchased by the society this year. But more important is
the individual benefit received by each member through active participation in the society. Little
bits of information, picked up here and there from fellow students and guests, and the self-con-
fidence gained from the presentation of papers and the discussions, should stimulate the students
to increase their activity in the society.
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Presirlerzt ....,. ............ ..... H . AROLD E. SCHADEN
V1'ce-Pre.s'1?lw11 .,.. . , .Bi:N.1AM1N VVALBERT, JR.
Treaszlrer ........,. ........ C JLYDI-2 I. BoYi:R, JR.
l'lI.fIU7lCl.fIl Secretary ..... ..... I 21-:oRGi: L. IIARTENSTEIN
Hemrrling Secretary ........ . , ..I.n1i:s T. 0'f'oNNoR, JR.
I 'arms-pm11I1'ng Secretary ....., .... E DVYIN A. CHYRCIIILL
Vlzairmrzrz, Ilouse fl077177II.fff'l' .... ..... I IVTIIER L. PARKER
Librarian ......., ...... ..... O R VILLE L. BYRR
Sergeant-at-,Alrms. . . .,... Dol'c:LAs X. STERN
Steward ........ ........... ..... K I i:oRoi: J. FLEc'K
fllifford A. Allen
VVilliam H. Bailey
Millard S. Beatty
lYilliam P. Bond
Nlathew J. Bonese
VVilliam B. Boueher
Vlyde I. Boyer. Jr.
VVilliam J. Brown
Orville L. Burr
Joseph G Vampbell
Raymond B. Church
Edwin A. C'hurehhill
Daniel J. Follins
Donald B. Vraig
Thomas De hlott
Bertrand B. Dionne
Ilerbert S. Doolittle.
Gordon R. Iflllmers
Leslie L. Ellsworth
Stewart B. lfllting
George J. llleek
Ira NI. Fridiriei
Gerald H. Fouse
Ammon L. Gerberieh
Glen D. Gates
Chester A. Gleiser
Burnell H. Grim
George L. Hartenstein
J. VValter Hastings
Gilbert F. Hoppenstedt
Herbert J. Jenne
Howard J. Kopp
Jaek J. Labold
Robert L. Leighton
Bobert J. Lereh
Alan l". hlelflwan
Philip li. Nletzger
Bveret B. lNliller
Anthony A. Nitka
Francis F. lYlullen
James T. O'Connor
Francis A. 0'Keefe
Francis E. Power
Luther L. Parker
Gerald E. Priest
George G Poppensiek
Clinton I. Pease
Mc-Intyre C. Robbins
Carroll A. Roll
VI'illiam E. 'Rothe
Harold E. Seliaden
VVilliam L. Sippel
Howard B. Slider, Jr.
Russel E. Smith
Douglas N. Stern
Robert E. Swope
Henry A. Vansant
Benjamin Ivalbert, Jr
INI. Jaekson Waplc, Jr
James B. Vviley
Thomas E. Vvillis
FRATERS IN FACULTATE
Roger S. Amadon
John U. Heck
Elias T. Booth
Robert O. liiltz
A. Henry Craige
George A. Dick
John C. Hardenhergh, Jr.
Louis A. Klein
Donald G. Lee
VVilliam L. Lee
W'illiam J. Lentz
Harry NI. Nlartin
Samuel F. Seheidy
George l'. XVillian1s,
I"0IllI!ll'fl at Ulzia State lW11'vers1'ty in 1907
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Hex H. Brooks
Joseph F. Brown
Bohcrt L. Burkhart
George L. Conrad
YYilliam 0. f'rutc-hfim-ld
David K. Dvtwcilvr
Myles J. Edwards
John B. Ely
Edward D. Froitus
Harold H. Gardner
Blcredith R. Gardinvr, Jr.
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. . . .VVALTIGR A. HUGHES
. . . .INIYLIGS J. EIJNVARDS
. . . .Jonx K. SHRADICR
. . . . . . . . . . ,XYILLIAM Kun
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Rohcrt F. Gaul
Robert l.. Gntzwillcr
Jflllll H. Harrison
XYilliam S. Hicks
Roy S. Harry
Wvultcr A. Illlg.fllCS
John KI. Jzlqnoth
Dania-l S. Jamgncttc
YVilliz1m U. Kcr
John R. Kon-lor
Joscph D. Lcuming
John E. Blilftill
Gr-orgc YY. llattern
YYaltc-r I.. Nlackcy
Kcnncth II. llartin
J. Roger Bk-Coy
J. NYillizun lloyer
A. Joscph Rosi
John 0. Sc-hnautz
John K. Shrader
Harold D. Valentino
Larry J . Bblfc
FRATERS IN FACULTATE
Roger S. Amadon
Harry C. Campbell
George A. Dick
Black A. Emmerson
Louis A. Klein
Frank E. Lentz
Wiilliam J. Lentz
VVilliam N. Recd
Harry K. Royer
Raymond C. Snyder
Founded in the University of Pennsylvania in 1906
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. . . . . . .Ohio State University
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. . . .Alabama Polytechnic Institute
Alpha Chapter House
3906 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, Penna.
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Preezdent. . . .
Vice Presiderzt. . . .
. . .BIARTIN IQAPLAN
. . . . .JOSHUA ROSEN
Abraham li. Swartz
FRATERS IN FACULTATE
George A. Dick
William J. Lee
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HE society of Phi Zeta was first organized at the Cornell University School
of Veterinary lledicine in 1924. It was felt that there was a definite place in
the Veterinary profession for a society similar to that of Phi Beta Kappa in the
realm of arts and Sigma Xi in the field of research. Thus a recognition and promotion
of scholarship and research in matters pertaining to the welfare and diseases of animals
was achieved. Such a need was felt at the University of Pennsylvania School of
Veterinary lVIedicine even before the existence of such a society at Cornell was known.
However, upon discovering this fact it was decided to form a Beta Chapter at this
School in 1998. At the present time there are chapters in existence at Ohio State,
Iowa State, as well as Pennsylvania and Cornell.
The Greek letters Phi Zeta stand for Philo Zoa, meaning those having a common
love for animals. Those eligible for membership are members of the faculty. graduate
students and undergraduate students who have completed two and one-half years
of the course in Veterinary hledicine. The following stipulations are mentioned
in the constitution:
"They shall have an acceptable personality, be of good moral character, and
possess high ideals respecting professional service and conduct. If elected in their
Junior year, they must rank in the highest ten per cent of this class in scholarship.
If elected in their Senior year they must rank in the highest twenty-five per cent of
their class in scholarship."
Each chapter selects a personage that most closely approximates the ideals of
the Society. The Beta Chapter at the University of Pennsylvania has selected Dr.
Leonard Pearson, a former dean of the Veterinary School, as its example. There is
set aside on each annual program of the organization a talk by one of the members
on some phase of Dr. Pearson's interest and activity in veterinary medicine, educa-
tion, and research. His wide range of activities in these various fields provides an
abundance of topics. To mention a few, we find that he was the first to use tuberculin
in the Pnited States for the diagnosis of tuberculosis. His remarkably efficient han-
dling of what threatened to be a disastrous foot and mouth disease outbreak in 1908
still shines as an example in the control of epizootics. Finally, his deep understanding
of the needs in hospital administration is embodied in his statement dated May 4, 1909:
"Everyone coming to the hospital must be assured prompt, courteous and im-
pressively able attention. Every animal brought to the hospital for treatment must
be given a sympathetic and systematic examination, conducted with the utmost
attainable thoroughness, and receive the best treatment known to veterinary science
for the malady with which it is afflictedf'
Clyde I. Boyer, Jr. lVIartin NI. Kaplan
Joshua Rosen Everett B. Miller
VValter A. Hughes Karl Pcrsichetti
Herbert J. Jenne Gordon R. Ellmers
Glenn G. D. Gates
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LARGE ANIMAL MEDICINE
A division of Veterinary Science
that is of importance to all either directly
or indirectly. It is through competent
veterinary service that the livestock in-
dustry of the nation has grown to its
tremendous proportions. We now have
healthier, more profitable, and better
market types of animals as a result of
work done by veterinarians in the fields
of disease eradication, nutrition, sani-
tation, and breeding.
N THE last week of September, nine-
teen hundred thirty-six, a group of rather
dazed and expectant young people gath-
ered together within those sturdy brick walls
at Thirty-ninth Street and VVoodland Avenue,
to be launched on that dangerous and tempest-
tossed sea of the study of Veterinary medicine.
Among the various subjects which tried our
assorted crafts in the early years were three,
all grouped under the heading of Anatomy.
If the faculty sought to make us anatomy
conscious they certainly succeeded for we
seemed to have anatomy in one form or another
for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. However, the
very routine manner of embryology, histology,
and gross anatomy lectures and lab, acted
as a stimulus to our sense of humor as well
as our cerebral cortex, through which it was
necessary to hack and carve out new paths
of thought and reasoning. lXIany there were
who succumbed to the operation. Nevertheless
it can only be with a feeling of satisfaction and
pride and surely with a great deal of pleasure
that we look back upon those early days.
One of the most impressionable things was
Dr. Lentzis practical demonstration of the
arrangement of the fetal membranes by the
use of a couple of pencils, a handkerchief, and
a piece of chalk. In addition, whether for the
purpose of keeping the students awake or
merely to limber up a few muscles, the good
Doctor's setting-up exercises in the pit were
certainly entertaining. There wasn't one among
us though, that didn't admire and envy his
extensive knowledge of anatomy and his com-
mand of English and vocabulary.
Then came our first day in Histology Lab.
Herein we were informed by Dr. llatthews
that we were "about to make an extended and
prolonged foray upon the impenetrable for-
tresses of histological sciencef' and we certainly
were a little astounded by this new wonder.
CDid I hear someone mention Silver-Tongue?D
live heard it said, though it isn't mentioned
publicly, that some among us had the course
cinched, but the boy from Harvard left a
few exams behind as a parting token. VVe can
well remember his desire to weed out the
plumbers and the paperhangers.
But of all, the greatest memories come from
ELIAS T. BOOTH, V.M.D.
A S-91i8tll7lf Professor of Veterinary A nnlomy
those many hours spent in Anatomy Lab.
Of course we'll admit that the majority of
them were olefactory in nature, but even these
failed to keep Boyer awake Whenever the
opportunity to snooze offered itself. VVho can
forget the young love we saw blossom there,
or shouldn't we speak of the deceased? Kava-
naugh and Kerlin did some of their earliest
collaborating there. It must have been the
trials of those early years that brought them
so close together. VVe can still hear Hughes,
getting bawled out for cutting away "that
therei' trapezieus muscle.
Ah yes! It all happened in tl1e days of the
mighty Baruch-who feared no man. It was
here that Karl Persichetti first learned the
folly of wearing a good cravat, and any one's
overalls were good material on which to test
a sharp scalpel. George Fleck never received
the acknowledgment from the scientific world
that was his due, for the discovery of that
anatomical phenomena-the rectal mouse trap.
Here, too, in the second year of our struggle
for scientific enlightenment the student body
took to the lecture platform and Kaplan and
Parker made the Keystone meeting with their
work on the eye and the ear. Frank Ardito
lost his steam valve accompaniment in the
second year and we always suspected that it
disappeared into the great void of that long
curved pipe of Dr. Booth's.
Despite all the horse-play we were still Dr.
Booth's boys and today as we look back we
can all sympathize with him and admire him
for the patience he possessed.
All in all, our work in Anatomy, Dr. Lentz's
inspiring lectures, and Dr. Booth's untiring
efforts and determination to help us whenever
possible, were just the start many of us needed
to carry through the heavier trials we were
yet to meet.
ANIMAL INDUSTRY COURSES
URING our short, snappy, and un'
eventful careers at the Veterinary
School, we were exposed to several
animal industry courses by Dr. Dick. These
courses are similar to Animal Husbandry
courses taught at state colleges and agricultural
schools. It is not the purpose of these courses
to make animal husbandrymen out of us, but
to teach us something of the care, manage-
ment, production, and feeding of all forms
of livestock. I'm sure that none of us will
leave our Alma iVIater and tell a farmer to
feed all his livestock an apple a day to keep
the horse doctor away. Nor will we innocently
exclaim upon seeing a female of the ovine
species of any age, '6Ah, an ewef' as did a lad
in one class, when he was most brutally shaken
out of the land of slumber by Dr. Dick. He
was most likely counting his ewes.
A brief review of all our courses during our
four years would sum up to something like
Equitatirm: Kentucky bluegrass, limestone
soil, paddoeks, and barns filled up our first
encounter with Dr. Dick. The horse in service,
his capacity for work, the construction and
management of stables, horsemanship, bits
and bitting, riding and driving, seats and
saddles, were all gone over in our first year.
The most surprising things about the course
were the six re-exams at the end of the year.
Dr. Dick, you will never know how we hated
to build that ideal horse farm all over again.
Breeds of Livestock: This time we learned
that Kiane is an old Anglo-Saxon word mean-
ing cow. That Andrew and Amos Cruikshank
weren't two Scotehmen on the same boat going
to America, but were conservative Cas most
Scotchmen arej breeders who produced the
Scotch Shorthorn breed of cattle. Between
Jerseys and Guernseys,Shropshires and Hamp-
shires, we were in quite a maze of breeds,
until we started to study for the final examina-
tion. Then we were in a fog.
Market Types and Classes: We now know
that canners aren't men that put something
into cans, but are cows, etc., that go into cans.
That "hat racks" are old, thin dairy cows in
the canner class, and not hooks for derbys.
We learned that every nation in the world
buys some part of the American hog. Our hogs
must be some pigs. VVe know the difference
between chuck, shank, plate, round, and loin.
VVhen we come to loin, we think of dinner.
hlaybe that was the reason we were always
so anxious to get out that year at five minutes
of the hour, Dr. Dick.
GEORGE ALEXANDER DICK
V.M.D, B.S. in A.H.
Professor of Animal Influstry and Dean
of the Faculty
Stock Judging: Pleasant remembrances of
the Pennsylvania Stock Yards will remain
with us always. It is too bad, Dr. Dick, that
you would never agree with us on our placings,
you didn't seem to believe in the majority
rule principle. It is a good thing for the class
that there were a few men in it that had stock
judging previously or else there would have
been a lot of animals flattered to death, and
a lot insulted to death by our amateur stock
The Veterinary School track carnival at
the VVidener Farms, starring "Flash" Ger-
berich and "Speed" Gleiser, crack milers, will
also not escape our grey matter. Both men
didn't look any too flashy or speedy when
they got to that tape which seemed to be run-
ning away from them. "Speed" Gleiser hasnft
been doing any speeding since then, but that is
because everywhere he goes, he sees "Go Slow"
signs. I am sure the Dean will not forget that
trip either, after putting his hands into his
coat pockets and finding them full of sawdust.
No, Dr. Dick, we didn't put any sawdust in
Nutrition: Classification of soils, soil physics,
maintenance of soil fertility, classification of
foodstuH's, their production, preparation, and
use, and nutritional diseases comprised this
year's course in our Junior year. This was our
most extensive course. We did everything
from plowing to building silos, and filling
them. Our most difficult problem, however,
was deciding how much proteins and car-
bohydrates to give a cow so that she would
give us a lot of milk, and not lose her shapely
angles. Gone with the wind: Aeolian soil.
Poultry Husbandry: Here we met up with
a League of Nations in the Avian world.
Spanish, Polish, Andalusian, etc., chickens
were among the delegates. VVe learned how
to please our fine feathered friends with nice
coops, proper diets, the right kind of atmos-
phere so they would give us our morning eggs.
I'm sure that many of us have eaten so many
eggs for breakfast during our scholastic careers
that we can't look a chicken in the face.
The most exciting incident that occurred
in connection with this course was the unusual
explosion under the hood of Dr. Dick's new
car at Dr. Goldhaft's laboratories at Vineland,
New Jersey. Maybe it was sabotage. The
strangest things do happen over there in Jer-
sey. It is a fine state Cgeneral opinionj.
Genetics: The last roundup. On our trail
to journey's end, we stumbled and nearly
tripped on many a chromosome and gene. In
algebra we learned that x X yzxy, but now
they taught us that xXy: gives you a lot of
weird combinations. Crossing overs and link-
ages nearly caused some crossing over of the
gyrgi of our cerebral grey matter. You told
us, Dr. Dick, that Mendel failed his final
examinations because of exhaustion, and over-
worry, so please donit be angry with us if some
of us should fail ours. That will prove that
we were very conscientious in our extensive
studies, in spite of the fact that in our first
year you told us not to worry too much.
It is in this final course that the so-called
"rail birdsi' were at the height of their careers.
Spitballs and rubber bands were the newest
accessories for the study of genetics. Every-
time the post mortem corps would come into
class slightly belated, one was reminded of a
Nazi Blitzkrieg by the goose-stepping genet-
Now that it is all over, I think it is only
proper that we thank Dr. Dick for his ever-
lasting patience with the noisy bicentennial
class and the railbirdsg for his untiring efforts
to teach us something about animal hus-
bandry, and to hope that he doesn't get
another class like us.
OW, men, I could make this the
hardest course in the school. If I
Inadc you learn how these organisms
grow on this and that, how they take this stain
and that stain, whether they ferment lactose
and pup, pup, pup . . . g impractical. Only
man could use it is a laboratory man and
you'll have to learn all over again if you go
HARRY C. CAMPBELL, B.S., V.M.D.,
Professor of Veterinary Baeieriology
into a lab anyhow. Now I want to make this
course as practical as I can-man on the back
seat there, youire down to Farmer Jones'
place at Squeedunk Hollow to see a case of
black leg and he asks you, 'Say, Doc, howis
come those two heifers got it and not those
old cows? Any danger of their catching it?
What would you tell him? CPausej Well, you
can't tell the man you don't know. Next man,
what do you say? 'Well, Iid tell him . . f
That's right, separate the sick ones from the
well ones and give serumf,
"Now here are those guinea pigs Dr. Cris-
man and I injected yesterday. Like I told you,
they should be all right for forty-eight hours
but this one is dead . . . Now, men, Idon't like
to tell tales out of school but Gottshall killed
this guinea pig. You know there's more than
one way to skin a skunk, one way you can
have a date with your best girl that night and
the other way you stay home and bury your
clothes, well, the same thing holds here, one
way you hold the guinea pig and the other way
you choke him to deathf'
"Now the next organism is the T. B. bacillus.
They tell us that it is an acid-fast organism.
The man on the back seat there, what does
that mean? 'VVcll, it means that, that, uh-i
Ycsg now, men, I don't like to root and toot
my own horn but I've handled about as much
T. B. as most any man alive and you can take
it from me, they aren't always the same in
taking the stainf'
The above might be taken from any one of
the lectures as Dr. Campbell, his coat buttoned
irregularly, swayed precariously over either
end of the lecture platform, expounding the
intricacies of bacteriology. We will never
forget the pleasant, frequently humorous, and
thoroughly practical manner in which the
course was presented. We will always remem-
ber the sound homely philosophy woven into
the lectures and be better men and better
veterinarians for having had the good fortune
of such a practical and erudite professor.
ROFESSOR lNIcFarland will always
be remembered as the man who first
ushered us into the fascinating study
of morbid anatomy. The simplicity and gentle-
ness of his character and his fine manner of
expression will ever be remembered.
In his series of three lectures a week, through-
out the first term of our second year, Professor
lVIcFarland strove to present us with the va-
rious details of general pathology. His series
of lectures covered elementary pathological
processes of both retrogressive and progressive
nature, inflammation, regeneration, and other
vital processes 'gwhich underlie the end results
studied by the morbid anatomistf' VVe still
have not forgotten his excellent presentations
of the Science of Teratology. The fine special
lectures we received in this direction were
difficult to comprehend, but nevertheless we
did glean some unusual knowledge from them.
VVC, of the Class of 1940, have been favored
with good fortune to have been students of
this distinguished professor.
JOSEPH MCFARLAND, M.D., SC.D.
Professor of Pathology
GENERAL AND SPECIAL
HE terror of the Sophomore year does
not look so formidable when one ob-
serves it from the vantage point of the
Senior yearg however, We worried about it
plenty in those dim, distant days.
From the first class in Histopath. to the
last in special Histopath., not a lecture went
by that was not preceded by the rumor of a
quiz. If one had prepared for a quiz the
previous week, one came out muttering strange
curses about male bovinesg if you made a good
guess and were prepared, you came out smil-
ing and tolerantly listened to the explanations
of the slides. If you stayed long enough you
could hear the slides sputteringly explained
to the professor.
The course, a supplement to Dr. lIaFar-
land's lectures, was definitely organized and
supported by a good collection of slidesg many
from Nebraska, that famous research state.
The set of notes accompanying the course
were very helpful and labor saving. The course
was ably presented from that hyperemie epi-
thelium to sections "literally packed with
Some very fine artists were discovered
among the students, although some of the boys
were too bashful to bring theirs in, even after
repeated urging by Dr. lVIartin. Miller and
Bodine turned in beautiful drawings, but
they must have worked twenty-six hours a
day to keep up with the terrific pace set by
Dr. Martin, which caused the nickname of
'6Relentless Harryv to be bestowed upon him
by one of his colleagues.
HE course in Poultry Diseases was
presented to us in the second semester
of our Senior year. The form portrayed
in the presentation, was similar to that of
Special Pathology, by that I mean the rapidity
by which the contents of the course was
The course was given one hour a week, and
was presented by Dr. Evan Stubbs, a person
who has a world-wide reputation in the subject
of Poultry Diseases. From what can be
learned we are the only Veterinary School
EVAN L. STFBBS, V.lVI.D.
Professor of Veterinary Pathology
in the country which receives a special course
in Poultry Diseases.
The theoretical content of the subject was
supplemented by various forms of practical
material. Specimens of various types of poultry
pathology was obtainable and presented to
us during the course. In the clinical laboratory,
some of us were fortunate in being able to
apply practical laboratory technique in the
diagnosis of the various poultry dise.ases.
We were very fortunate in having a man of
Dr. Stubbs' ability and reputation to present
this ever important course to us, and I feel
sure that a great deal was gained from it.
ETWEEN 12 and 1 P. NI. we dived
into the realm of the unknown, visions
Cmostly dreamsj of darkest Africa and
distant jungles. literally teeming with wild life.
An inexhaustible laboratory for the scholar
of Comparative Pathology.
"Lay down your pencils, sit and think for a
moment of the embryological development of
the turtle. Now let's compare this with that
of the primitive artiodactylaf' We laid down
our pencils, and sat-mostly. "Gentlemen, I
don't give a -mn whether you remember a
lot of this and that, but I do want you to learn
to thinkf' It is a most diflicult task to teach
such an extensive and important subject in
one short hour each week for one semester,
particularly when it included teaching us all
It wasn,t long before we unintentionally
began to think, about eonstipated carnivores
and heterozygous bastards of low fecundity
fmanj. The professor warned us that 12 to
1 P. M. was a poor time to try comparing
anything, except the physical condition of our
stomachs and of certain relaxing classmates.
Freel, Bodine, and Miller presented us with
the best anatomical and physiological ex-
amples of complete mental and physical re-
laxation, but whether or not these could be
ROBERT O. BILTZ, V.M.D.
Research Assoc-iafe in Animal Palhofogy
classed as pathological were not definitely
Now that we are through, and can look back
with proper perspective, the true worth and
importance of this course is revealed. Long
will we remember Dr. Fox's contagious smile
and infinite patience-Hour sincere thanks to a
O THE clinician who wishes to in-
dulge in the periodic brain dusting
recommended by Osler there are few
more valuable correetives than a renewed
acquaintance with the facts of morbid anatomy
as revealed in the post-mortem room.
There is perhaps no other branch of Veteri-
nary lNIedical Science which requires more
acute powers of observation, interpretation, and
sound knowledge than the study of Post Mor-
tem Pathology. It may be truly said that a
world of disordered function and altered struc-
ture lies revealed in any lesion if we only have
up .W 3'
the power to observe it and the sound knowl-
edge to interpret it.
In the post mortem clinic and in his series
of didactic lectures Dr. Martin has constantly
attempted to show that the primary functions
of the post mortem pathologist is not only to
attribute or assign specific diagnostic terms to
various lesions when he uncovers them, but
to build up accurately and logically the patho-
genesis of events from the earliest possible
initial period of the disease to the final instant
when an animal falls out of "the splendid pro-
cession of lifef,
The value of this course is enhanced by the
fact that the principal of correlation is recog-
nized. The instruction is conducted in the
light of clinical findings for the purpose of
correlating the subjects of the previous years
with clinical medicine. Thus an attempt is
made to correlate the pathological findings
with the known chain of events in life.
Sincere appreciation should be expressed to
Dr. lilartin for his invariably courteous and
helpful assistance together with the technical
excellence of l1is work in the post mortem room,
despite tl1e shameful lack of equipment and
the impossible condition of the material. YVe
shall ever remember that no time was ever
too incommodious for him to furnish personal
counsel to his students.
What makes Freshmen cry out at night?
lfVhat makes Sophs blanch with fear?
What makes nenrotics ont cy' Juniors?
What gives Seniors a warm glow of satis-
E WERE a fearful lot when We en-
tered the Dean's dungeon for our
first lecture and "Relentless Harrylsv
HARRY A. INIARTIN, A.lNI., V.M.D.,
Assosiate Professor of Pathology and
opening salvo of "'Well, at last you've come
to it" did little to calm anyone's nerves.
From the definition of parasitology to the
most recently discovered protozoa of the rec-
tum of the crayfish Qdiscovered by Dr. Wein-
rich-subsequently published by another inves-
tigatorj, the course had us on the ropes, and
somewhat in the dark as to our standings. To
say it was complete is rank understatementg
to say it was interesting is a matter of personal
opiniong to say it was difficult is putting it
It was a difficult course that required con-
stant application, and it made us all quite
sorry for ourselves. However, the man who
really deserves the sympathy is Dr. Martin,
who has to give the course every year.
The subject is important to the practitioner
and Pennsylvania men may well feel prepared
to meet parasitological problems Cif you keep
ARTHVR H. CRJAIGE, JR., V.M.D.
I nstructor in Physiology
Honors for the course were divided between
Dr. Craig on the one hand and Drs. Stubbs,
Live, and Coffin on the other.
It was in the course devoted to blood and
fecal examination conducted by Dr. Live that
we learned that sugar is not the only thing
measured in spoonfulls. The course was very
practical and will prove valuable to all who
enter practice but the daily olfactory assault
got a trifle monotonous toward the end of the
allotted time. Every effort was made to furnish
experience in all types of laboratory technique
and Dr. Live's long-striding assistant made
sure that we trilied away none of the valuable
An entirely new and perfectly delightful
atmosphere prevailed in Dr. Craig's clinic. He
must have studied psychology at some time
for he had us all working like beavers and at
the same time thinking we had little to do.
The course was practical, the results obtained
valuable, and held the interest of the students
as attested by the number of students working
afternoons on their projects.
FEEL sure that all students look forward
with great interest and enthusiasm to
coming in ccntaet with Dr. Lentz. the so-
called "Dean of small animal medicine and
surgcryf, The course was brief in many re-
spects, but with guest speakers, such as Dr.
Ivens, with his talks on dogs and eats, Dr.
Staley, with his illuminating remarks on
Veterinary ethics in conjunction with advice
in the management of a small animal practiceg
and last but not least, Dr. llc-Anulty, with his
demonstration of plucking tour genial Dean's
scottie, which incidentally saved him ten
dollarsj, and his Chinese method of restraint,
namely, "fooey,', added much interest and
practieability to the course.
"I have long entertained the idea thatf'
and "I have on my desk now, a letter received
from a man in Pittsburgh," and "years ago,
Dr. Barnes and If are a few of the many
expressions one would hear in listening to a
lecture in Canine lNIedicine.
VVe once had an examination in this subject,
and what a test it was! It was not very hard,
but to everyone it seemed very long. There
was a question on the examination concern-,
ing the feeding and care of tl1e canine species,
and a certain person in reply to this question.
related the idea of feeding canned dog food
ISRAEL LIVE, V.M.D., M.A.
Instructor in Pathology
VVILLIAM J. LENTZ, V.M.D.
Professor of Veterinary Anatomy
From what I understand, the person in ques-
tion, almost took a re-examination. Perhaps
one should have suggested 6'Arox', CI wonder
what his grade would have beenj.
Although tl1e course was not long I feel sure
that much knowledge was gained from those
who took an active interest in it Cnet sneaking
out and have someone answer to one's namej.
If the set of notes accompanying the course
were mastered, a person would be very familiar
with the commoner diseases, their course and
We were very fortunate in having such a
learned and experienced man as Dr. Lentz
to teach us this all-important array of work.
The course was very practical, and whenever
possible, demonstrations were given, in con-
junction with the theoretical material.
GENERAL SURGERY AND
T LONG last we were going to learn
something about Surgery and Ob-
stetrics. Wie all appeared for our
first lecture at the scheduled hour, and we sat,
then we sat and waited and waited for what
seemed to be at least an hour. Along about
fourteen minutes and fifty-eight or nine sec-
onds after the hour Dr. Emmerson would come
along through the side entrance of Room D
and peer over the railing with a sly smile on
his face as if to say, "VVell, you guys were
fooled, Pm one second under the wiref' The
ones who had already started to leave came
back and we started through the roll call.
How queer it sounded to hear some one call
the roll starting with VVortman instead of with
Anmuth and what a job we had answering at
the right time.
Our introduction to surgery was excellent
for Dr. Emmerson took his time and stressed
each point, especially those dealing with asep-
sis and technique. It was here that we learned
that there was a difference between sutures,
suture material, ligatures, etc. Gut, chromic
gut and silk were all explained and their
respective uses indicated. And then one day
we sat and watched some queer-looking cro-
cheting, while listening to such names as
Czerny-Lembert, Stewart, and many more
which I never did learn.
Obstetrics was a course toward which we
were all looking with pleasure, and no one
was disappointed. Because of the shortness
of the course we were not able to go into all
of the mysteries of positions, dystocias, throw-
ing-afters and calf-beds, but we got a thorough
grounding in the material which will stand
us in good stead in practice.
The laboratory section of the course with its
famous phantom and pregnancies and dystocias
was well liked in spite of the fact that some
of the fetuses were quite Hripef, YVe can never
forget the day the bag of straw was placed
in the phantom with the foetus and everyone
diagnosed it as a twin pregnancy. Nor can we
forget the Hwindy wopv when he tore into the
phantom, or the removal of the foetus by sub-
cutaneous amputation. Those were the real
days. VVe will long remember Dr. Emmerson
for his careful and excellent teaching as well
as for his willingness and ability to answer
any and all of our many questions.
MACK A. EMNIERSON, D.V.M.
M.S., Du. Mau, VET. CZURHIHD
A .ssislant l,I'Qfl?.Y.YOI' Qf Veterinary Surgery
HE work in this branch of surgery
has been divided so that Dr. Lee can
lecture four hours a week on the special
surgery of the horse and Dr. Emmerson has
one hour a Week to discourse on the surgery
of the cow and paradoxical as it may seem,
Dr. Lee has to talk fast and every scheduled
hour to cover his Work while Dr. Emmerson
goes on in his methodical way telling us of
the most important of the surgical procedures
of the bovine and covering his material in a
very practical manner.
These courses are naturally among the 111ost
interesting we have while here and in Dr. Iiee's
lectures his frequent use of sulphanilamide in
the treatment of a host of conditions has
reached the point where the mere mention
of the drug by Dr. Lee brings laughter from
the most ardent. Heat therapy and sulfa-
nilamide are as important in his armamen-
tarium lipstick and nail polish ill the current
'gcutiesf' His "just one more thing and I will
let you gof, and his frequent anecdotes make
his course one of those that will be long remem-
bered although it is debatable whether his
stories are told with the purpose of waking us
out of lethargy or to see if we have gone over
the border to sound sleep but it is too bad we
have a co-ed.
Naturally Dr. EII1I1l0l'SOI1'S class is to many
a more interesting and practical course. Judged
by whatever standard one may choose the
seats are more conducive to retrieving lost
hours of the night before and the room is large
enough to enable such Wastrels to get away in
back and sleep unmolcsted by loud voices or
the pokes and jabs of nearby friends. Here
X-ray therapy is almost on a plane with sulfa-
nilamide and heat in Dr. Lee's class.
There is a whole lot of good practical work-
ing material in both of these courses and no
doubt the day will come when we will be
confronted by a case that perplexes us and
this we can say must have been discussed in
that lecture in which we slept and hoped noth-
ing important was said.
YYILLIAM J. LEE, V.NI.lJ.
,-1.v.vi.vfzn1f Professor of I'l'fl'I'I.IIllI'j1Nlll'fl!'I'j1
EBIORIES of a black derby, high
collar, and black bow tie. .X worsted
suit and rubber-banded notes. Blem-
ories of little tips of large import: of stories
about men who built this field, of epidemics,
pandemics and just plain bad meat.
Memories of greasy, wet underfootingg of
steamy killing floors, of cold, foggy refriger-
ators, of yards and yards of meat for our lucky
citizens to consumeg of sawdust and razor-
edged knives, of brutish men both black and
white, of black skull caps and little beardsg
of bloody faces and suspended steers, vomit-
ing and gushing.
EINIORIES of a tall, thin figure aglow
with the dignity that only time and
fame can etch on a man's frame. Of
a low voice, yet commanding complete atten-
tion. Of motion, so wisely apportioned as to
make each move an act of many scenes. Of
conciseness, the reward of complete knowledge
of the topic. Of humor, both of kindly indul-
gence and cameraderie. Of sternness, as though
turning a bullhead calf from the wrong chute.
All memories, all seeming separate, yet fused
to form one character that makes us proud
and happy to have known this true disciple
LOVIS A. KLEIN, Y.M.D., 90.17.
Professor of Veferinary Hygiene and
THOMAS CASTOR, V.M.D.
Instructor in .lleal Ilygiene
EINIEINIBER a tall, upright figure?
The deep-set eyes, the laugh wrinkles,
the slow, sure speech: the neat notes
on paper fresh and new, the Crisp neatness of
dress? Remember these startling words, '6This
is only of historical interest and need not be
copied," an unprecedented teaching technique?
And how, when we had compiled our last
page of notes they were clear and complete,
containing all meat and no offal?
Remember famous two-word definitions?
The shuffling question cards? Strain 19?
Ehrlichis Side Chain?
Remember that feeling of being a colleague,
rather than a student? Remember the unani-
mous approval of the addition of a natural
teacher to our faculty?
HYSIOLOGY, a course of study that
was ushered in with no fanfare of la-
ments and groans of preceding classes.
Unheralded, but demanding the use of more
ROGER S. AMAUON, D.Y.M.
Professor of Veferfuary I'l1ysioIogy
gray matter than its insidious approach would
depict, we soon learned that we were no longer
dealing with morbid facts but with an ever-
changing interdependent complexity of organs,
and systems of organs. This was our initiation
into the deeper aspects of fundamental Veteri-
nary llledicine, without which previous and
usbsequent studies would be useless.
For serio-comic relief we are indebted to
the pr0fessor's deft, persistent encircling of a
classmate, until he was quite hopelessly en-
tangled in a mesh of contradictory answers.
The humor was heightened by the good-na-
tured grin after a particularly "stunning"
Laboratory proceedings involved close atten-
tion to dangling wires and smudged charts.
The peak of boners being reached whe11 Dr.
Amadon vainly endeavored to find one start-
ing point on a smoked drum, on which Klr.
Fields had neglected to apply a paper.
Sporadic threats to cast antiquated equip-
ment upon the VVoodland Avenue car tracks
enlivened the hours spent in studying proto-
plasmic reactions: hours that are to be more
profitable as the years roll by.
The Class of 1940 wishes to take this oppor-
tunity to express its thanks to Dr. Amadon
for a great course from a great guy.
J URISPRU DENCE
0 IIANY, a horse walks, trots, or runs,
and to many a horse still walks, trots
or runs, except when he doesn't. That
a horse would paddle and strike and forge,
and stand under and about a hundred other
things, all while in the process of keeping twice
as many feet as we use from getting all tangled
up, was a surprise that we were not well pre-
pared for. But Dr. Lee held forth on just
this subject, and proved that such things do
When talking about horses, and their ills,
words fall from VV. Jfs lips faster than bullets
from a machine gun, and unless Dr. Lee slows
down, he is going to find himself without any-
thing to say, and that will be a tragedy. The
peculiar part is that he talks fast and furiously,
and yet always has something worth while
saying, even if he does tell some anecdotes
of amazing latitude.
Even under his rapid fire, our professional
sleepers were able to take their rest only a
little more fitfully than in more slumberous
lectures. Dr. Lee is always solicitous that his
dreamers are undisturbed as if he recognized
and admired the ability to sleep under adverse
llis habit of not opening his roll book led
GICORGE P. WILLIAMS, Jn., AB.,
lfzsirueior in l'f'fer1'r1ar,y -lllF1AN1H'IIllI'IlI'f'
many to think that they could cut and get
away with it, only to have Dr. Lee come in
one day and say "eight of you men were absent
yesterday. l.et's see, they were so and so, and
so and so." This lowered the incidence of
cutting for a couple of days, and then off it
would go again. No one ever worried about
overcuts, though, and we imposed on him,
but he just wouldn't report anyone.
Dr. Lee's jurisprudence dealt more with the
tricks of horse gyps and we all were kept
awake by his narratives of these men. Inter-
spersed among the trivia were items of im-
portance, but not so numerous as to become
JOHN D. BECK, V.M.D.
Professor of Vefcrilmry .'lIer11'e1'r1c
HE course of Medicine was presented
to our class in an installment manner,
by that, I mean in an interrupted
schedule. Uur class began Medicine or Phy-
sical Diagnosis in the last semester of our
Sophomore year, and was presented by Dr.
John Beck, being supplemented by practical
demonstrations. At that time Dr. C. J. Blar-
shall was living, but unfortunately we never
received any personal instruction from that
great man, much to our regret. I feel sure
that a great amount of knowledge was obtained
from that course, which aided or prepared us
for our clinics which we began our following
In our first semester of our Junior year, we
continued on our exploit of hfcdicine, but due
to certain circumstances, we were unable to
continue. VVe picked it up again in the second
semester of the same year Cwithout a definite
professor, so to speakb, but it was not long
before we made the acquaintance of Dr. H. K.
Royer, who as the baby of the faculty, put
some life in it. Some, it is said, did not think
a great deal of the contents of the course, by
that I mean the guest lectures. I do not know
how much was gained by the student in this
experiment, but I understand that a similar
schedule was not followed this year. iNIaybe
too much Aconite was spilled last year.
In our Senior year we began where we left
off, the course being presented in a different
manner. INIany amusing and interesting in-
cidents took place during this period, such as
hog chlora discussions, and there was a time
when a certain person Cnot mentioning any
namesl was sent to the front of the room be-
cause he was being disturbed by others.
All in all, I feel sure that a great amount
was learned by us in the course in INIedicine,
and that all of us enjoyed the relationship of
two grand individuals, namely, Dr. Beck and
Dr. Boyer, and as a class we hope that success
abides with them in the future.
ITH the advent of our third year we
were allowed in the clinics without
being greeted by the business end
of a hose. Clinics were divided into small
animals and large animal medical and sur-
gical. VVe spent three weeks per semester in
each clinic. During our Junior year we served
HARRY K. RUYER, Y.NI.D.
Inspector in Veferilzary .'lfefI1'c1'I1e
as assistants for the Seniors and we usually
had two. As Seniors we were greatly out11un1-
bered by a brazen lot of Juniors who ran
things their own way. Fields, Hughes, and
burly Fleck were the only Seniors to see an
operation all year, although it is reported that
Parker and Spielholtz once wormed cleverly
through the maze of legs and planked their
respective noses on the operating table CSpeil-
holtz had all the better of thisj.
SMALL ANIMAL CLINIC
The Veterinary School is justly noted for
its small animal clinic. The volume and variety
of cases and the ability of the staff have won
national recognition for the clinic. The student
had many opportunities and the staff was
always willing to listen to and discuss sug-
gested treatments, although one had to be a
good runner to talk to Dr. Sheidy more than
thirty seconds at a time.
There were the usual number of complaints
about roll call, perscriptiondemons, and soft.
trodding staff members with the "abrupt
approach." It is regrettable that more time
was not available for helping in Dr. Lentz's
clinic as it was a pleasure to watch the old
master treat the cases and handle the clients.
LARGE ANIMAL CLINIC
Large animal surgery clinic was conducted
principally by Dr. Lee. Drs. Emmerson and
Able were usually around to help as they went
about their x-ray duties. It was a distinct
and valuable privilege to work with Dr. Lee
and we will long remember his witty remarks,
love of an argument, and wide knowledge of
equine problems. VVe feel that Dr. Lee's tem-
perament is improving with age as he only Hred
Joe sixteen times this year. IVe will never for-
get Dr. Lee's admonishments to those un-
fortunate enough to make a mistake and be
caught Cneither will those admonishedj. lVe
all share Dr. Leeis lament of the frequent
scarcity of cases and agree that a school am-
bulance would do much to remedy this serious
weakness in the large animal clinical set-up.
LARGE ANIMAL MEDICAL
Conducted by Drs. Beck, Royer and Fish,
this proved a very interesting clinic. Through
the cooperation of the Department of Public
Wlorks we usually had some cases and when
we didn't the time was occupied in the teach-
ing of those many everyday operations of prac-
tice, that one must actually do, to master.
lVe restrained animals, passed stomach tubes.
FRANK H. LENTZ, Y.Bl.D., PI-LG.
.ls.v1'.vf11r1f Professor of .lf!lff'7'li!1 .lferlzra
SAMYEL F. SCHEIDY, V.M.D.
lnstrucior in Veterinary Jlerlicine
balled and drenched, and did all sorts of ex-
None will forget the famous Guernsey calf
"Heart-throb" and the men from the medical
school interested in the case. Hlncidentally,
this is the Hrst time this type of examination
has been done on an animalf' Wle were all
somewhat shocked at the early and untimely
demise of the calf while under the care of An-
muth who never was able to give a satisfactory
hxplanation. Other famous cases were the old
eorse with partial paraplegia and the thorough-
bred mare who got colic and had to be aborted.
This clinic served m.any purposes, it gave
us valuable experience in diagnosis and treat-
ment, served to break the routine of school and
furnished an excuse for absence from class for,
"he's ambulatinf' is a familiar answer to the
name of an absent--member.
W'e always looked forward to and enjoyed
the trips. Some of the more fortunate got to
go to hfaryland and wherever we went the work
was always fully explained and done by the
students wherever possible.
It was on these trips that we got to know
what a really fine man Dr. Beck is. VVe talked
of many things, veterinary, and otherwise. VVQ
all learned how to play chess and even though
Dr. Beck always won we learned to play wisely,
if not well. The clinic car usually ran very
well but there were times when We were on
skates before we got back.
Miss EDMA W. TUTEVR Miss PARKER
Chief Clerk Libmrian
Miss LORRAITNE M. SAMUEL MISS SARAH E. NYCE
MEMOS OF THE CLASS OF 1940
Cfv0lIfilllll'!1 from page 'IBD
Dr:c:EMn1f:R 18, 1939-The annoying part of the large animal clinic situation is the lack of the
JANUARY 4, 1940-lVIorticians-dead dogssdead ideas-mortincation of learning of the gall
bladder of Fleck in the horse-dead heads.
.LQNUARY 5, 1940-Since I've started combing my hair backward, I find that it is not only an
everlasting struggle to keep money but also hair from falling out.
JANUARY 22, 1940-Utopia-is when a dog escapes from Dr. Lentz without the administration
of, application to, or parenteral injection into of Arox-any time, anywhere, any place.
I"1+:B1cU.uzY 7, 1940-One teaspoonful of dark brown . . .
lfrzuictxm' 17, 1940-Boyer should not be judged by the clothes he woarsfflod made one, the
tailor made the other.
4- 19 :40-Radium-rankon-proton-neutron-moron-electron.
NIONDAY AIORNING THE 11TH OF MARCH-lVhy doesn't Craige admit that marriage is a ghastly
confession of a strictly private business.
APRIL 5, 1941!-Plii Zeta men are tapped-Kaplan, Hughes, Jenne, lliller, Persichetti,
DIPLUMA DAY-June 12th.
This portion of Veterinary Medicine
has a bearing on the health of every
person in a civilized country. Through
the medium of rigid inspection of all
meat and dairy products by Veterinarians
working under local, state or federal
supervision, the lives and welfare of all
are protected. Not only are the finished
products carefully watched but also the
conditions under which they were pro-
duced and the animals from which they
were produced. Without this important
phase of Veterinary Science the high
standards of living of the present would
Here's to Ardito, the athlete supreme
To hear him tell it, is surely a scream.
And mush-mouth Anmuth, a chemistry whiz
But up in the clinics he was a big fizz.
Bodine is our lady but husky she be,
lvith arms like an oak and legs-oh, mc!
YYilliam B. Boucher we can say this of
His camera and Doris are his two main loves.
If Boyer had brushed and massaged a bit more
Perhaps he'd have hair to try to restore.
Bridge is our Hoosier from 'way out W'est
His colored shirts to the eyes are a test.
Brooks joined us later than the usual crowd
But as advertising hfanagcr he has made us
Church of late has begun to slurge
Could it be a certain one in Harrisburg?
Of D. B. Craig We cannot say much
Except he's so old he'll soon need a crutch.
Edelstein,s fisticuffs once lead to a row
,Twas the garlic that hit Boyens-not the
Fields is big and so mighty tall
That he can see over the top of us all.
Fleck is one that we call "P11dgy"
For he's fat and flabby, just like "fudgey."
Freel is the wit of our whole class
But we're afraid it might only be half.
Gardiner of Yale was quite a man on the track
But down at Penn he was one big wack.
Gaul is rambunctious and quick of the tongue
But give him time-he's only young.
Gerberick, more commonly known as "Dutch"
Has an awfully big nose which we love to
Gleiser is one of our fair-haired boys
Whoran VVidner's track just for the joy.
Harry is one from up country way
VVho never has very much to say.
Hartenstein's editor of this doggone book
So what can I say without getting the hook.
Hoppenstedt's name should be one-fourth as
It may have saved him a triple cut.
Hughes is our president and mighty big, too
VVe'd hate to be hit with his shoe.
Jenne,s the one who charges Craig
For transportation, but never gets paid.
Kaplan has worked with and shown much pride
For that mighty drug-sulfanilamide.
Kavanaugh and Kerlin-separated never
So why not give them four lines together.
For when we get out they will not tarry
To rush right off in order to marry.
McCoy's our resident and a chubby one
When he's thirty-five he,ll weigh a ton.
Everett B. Miller is a little squirt
And just as Dutch as Allentown dirt.
Nitka now has a pronouncable name
In the past it had never been said the same.
S'Rebel" Parkerls built quite close to the
But in spite of this he still gets around.
Fersichetti is modest and has little to say
With a nice disposition in his own quiet way.
Priest had a nose quite sore
Could it have been the half-open door?
Rosen is big and lanky and tall
Of Ichabod Crane he reminds us all.
Schaden is energetic and very well read
But say have you ever seen the back of his
Shellenberger's another so tall and lank
And also a new one into our ranks.
Sippel from down around Baltimore way
Can sling his fists and make plenty of hay.
Speilholtz comes up to the height of one,s
VVatch out or the dogs will think you are a tree.
VValbert was christened a name by F. Lentz
And has been known by it from then hence.
VVortman is built like a Habby mass
If only his shoulders were as wide as his-.
Pk Sk Pk
Now after you've read these cutting lines
Don,t sit down and moan and whine
For all of this is said and done
In a friendly spirit with malice toward none.
Among ihe Sfwlenfs
Ardito taking his own notes in a lecture
instead of copying Hosen's.
Kaplan on time.
Someone in the class telling Colonel Ewen
that his uncle was in tl1e same division with
Kavanaugh and Kerlin staying around school
a few extra moments.
Rosen and Jenne not studying.
VValbert without that cute double chin.
Church and Gerberick with small noses.
VVortman not telling a few tall ones.
Boyer awake during a lecture.
Craig being allowed to take the trip to Vir-
ginia with us instead of being "ordered', to
.-I moug the Faculty
Dr. Emmerson getting excited.
The small animal clinicians without Arox.
Dr. Lee without his short wave therapy,
sulfanilamide and Joe to cuss at.
The Dean putting over a genetics problem
to the class.
Dr. F. Lentz showing where something is
in the pharmacy "over theref,
lNIr. VVilliams not giving a brilliant disserta-
Dr. Beck without his chess board.
Those mornings with a teaspoonful of soft
dark brown . . .
Taking parasitology again.
The clinics without the Juniors QUtopiaD.
A A AHI THE PHILADELPHIA "INQUIRER"
Come to the School of Veterinary lledicine
of the University of Pennsylvania. Spend
four gentle, sociable years leading to the degree
of V.lNl.D. Cvery much dopesj. Graduate
courses leading to a lIaster's Cmaster of the
houndsj and Doc-tor's degrees are available to
those who are properly qualified.
Tuition, of course, is unthought of-our
congenial Dean arranges to have every student
receive a maximum amount of knowledge at
a minimum monetary expenditure. In the
event that any student needs more than the
allotcd quota of money he may obtain more
by requesting the Dean to furnish the same.
Every student will be required to stay in
bed until at least 11 A. II. of every day. All
classes will start at noon and end at 2 P. BI.
of the same day, Saturday and Sunday ex-
cluded. Our professors will hold lectures dur-
ing the designated hours and will ask the per-
mission of the class to lecture. In the event
that any lecturer offends a student, the student
may correct the wrong done him on the last
day of each school year by dressing the pro-
fessor in red and turning him loose in Huide-
kooper Field with a mad bull. For those stu-
dents wishing practical experience in Opera-
tive Surgery, Obstetrics, and the like, we will
have a large number of animals which may
be used for such purposes-all furnished by
the Dean, of course.
Following dismissal of classes there will be
held the coffee hour from 2 to 3 P. HI. in the
Dean's office, with Bliss Teuter as the head
hostess, assisted by Bliss Samuels and Bliss
Nyce. For those unable to wait until this time
to appease their appetites there is a free lunch
counter where once stood the bookstore in the
Those students wishing social activities along
with his work may easily obtain the same
through the medium of Earl Carroll's Chorus
Girls, who are employed here as nurses in both
the large and small animal hospitals.
There are no quizzes during the school year,
and no final examinations. It will be taken
for granted that every student knows every-
thing. For the graduating Seniors our Place-
ment Bureau has a list of open jobs and prac-
tices, all paying more than 315,000 a year, and
any of which may be had for tl1e asking.
Don't miss this golden opportunity to ob-
tain professional training at our wonderful
institution-write or call for more information
-it is yours for the asking.
TH G WEE LIKE T0 EE EAI
Gleiser palpating' the ovaries in an anatomy
horse-and zing!!-a mousetrap set within
the horse closing down on his fingers.
Kribs taking rollfhalf the class absent-
double cuts for all-Hoop-Hoopen-Hoopcn-
Hoopenstet-TRIPLE CUT ! Y
Boyer peacefully slumbering on a stool
during those brilliant student Anatomy
Baruch turning green and then passing
out during our first Anatomy kill.
Gardiner being tied up Within a potato
sack and thrown on Huidekoper Field by
two men after boasting of the ability to
stand off Many fifteen men in the class."
lVIiller auscultating a dog's heart in front
of a client and looking intelligent-but
soon to discover his stethcscope ear pieces
not in his earswbut still around his neck.
Fleck telling Dr. hlartin all about the gall
bladder of the horse-how to find it and
Jenne telling Dr. Booth the dog has no
prostate in an Anatomy quiz.
Boucher losing his moustache in Anatomy
Meat-slinging battles in Zoology and
Paper towel battles in the locker room.
Boucher's facial expression upon being hit
with a "road applev in Anatomy lab.
Fla-ck's letters to the---VVatch Com-
pany for Dr. Boyer.
"CunninghamU Gleiser doing a 6-minute
mile around Widener's track.
Gerberich walking over the finish line after
boasting of the ability to do the sameg
The Dean trying to explain that tri-hybrid
Ardito frying to answer to roll call-
h-h-h-h-here ! !
Removal of Miller's "lip brushu-after
six months of careful cultivation.
VVortman being requested to move to the
front of the room in Medicine class-"to
answer questions more intelligently."
E. B. Miller locked inside the glass ex-
hibition case in Classroom D.
Gaul defining imbibition for Dr. Martin,
VVith a clatter of heels and a crunch of bone,
With a shoving, a wheezing, and often a groan,
There breaks from the crowd four men on the
'Tis Saturday noon-with a hundred miles to
Into Jenne's V-8 pile the group with a grumbleg
The fight for the front seat ends in a jumble,
For back with the luggage are Ellmers and
And Craig in the front, a-blowing his "toot."
A second's delay, for up goes a shout-
"You forgot my laundry!', cries Hoop, dashing
Then with motor wide open and a cry of
The New York migration is off in a flurry.
And so it has been each Week in the past'
Every man for himself and God help he who's
Immune to all those who jeer and scorn,
The "Lovers' Expressw just toots its horn.
"Oh, doctor! Pullease, doctor
Will you help my little dawg?
He's all I have to love and pet-
I love my little dawg."
g'IYhy, certainly, my good Sweet miss,
I'll fix him good as new"
Said Dr.-- While thinking thus-
"Dcar mc, what shall I do?
I. Q. S? Acid tonic?
Uh yes. 'twas at Commencement-
The parting words of Dr. Lentz-
Romcmhcr! Arox Ointment I"
Arox, Arox, dcar old Arox.
It has saved the day again.
I wonder where I'd he right now
If I hauln't gonc to Penn?
School of Veterinary Medicine
Complete Four-year Course is Offered
VETERINARY MEDICINE Leading to
the Degree of Doctor of Veterinary
GRADUATE COURSES LEADING TO A MASTER'S
AND DOCTOR'S DEGREE ARE AVAILABLE TO
THOSE WHO ARE PROPERLY QUALIFIED.
For Catalogue and F urther Information
GEORGE ALEXANDER DICK, V.M.D., B.S. in A.H.
Dean, Veterinary Faculty
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