This collection contains journals, photographs, newspaper clippings, a videotape, and slides, as well as manuscripts of Terrence M. Curtin's memoirs and the history of the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Curtin came to North Carolina State University in 1973 to start a veterinary science department in the School of Agriculture and Life Sciences. In 1979 he was appointed the first dean of the new School (later College) of Veterinary Medicine at North Carolina State University. Before coming to North Carolina State University he was professor and chairman of veterinary physiology and pharmacology at the University of Missouri. He holds the degrees of B.S. and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Minnesota and a M.S. and Ph.D from Purdue University.
The papers of Chester J. Lange, a prominent North Carolina veterinarian, are largely comprised of correspondence and organizational documents relating to his activities with the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association (formerly called North Carolina State Veterinary Medical Association). Also included are newspaper clippings documenting his professional accomplishments. Information about the establishment of a veterinary school at North Carolina State University is included, as well as programs from conferences, flyers, and research notes.
The Milton M. Leonard Papers contain research files, medical pamphlets, catalogs, animal x-rays, business correspondences, animal vendor catalogs, NCSU vet school catalogs, and black and white photos relating to Dr. Leonard's work as a veterinarian in Asheville, North Carolina. He became the president of the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association (NCVMA) in 1917, and served in every office of the association. In 1957 Dr. Leonard was named Veterinarian of the Year by the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association (NCVMA). He was a member of the American and Southern States Veterinary Medical Associations, American Animal Hospital Association, and the Piedmont and North Carolina State Veterinarian Associations. In 1978, Dr. Leonard was awarded the Distinguished Veterinarian Award by the NCVMA.
This collection contains Dr. Lewbart's subject files and his clinical case files on clients (animal patients). Also included are materials on courses he taught. Dr. Lewbart joined the faculty of NCSU's College of Veterinary Medicine in 1993, where he became a professor of aquatic medicine.
The Jim E. Riviere Papers contain research notes, reports, and writings. Some research notes relate to Riviere's experiments with the isolated perfused porcine skin flap (IPPSF), a novel in vitro alternative animal model for studies in cutaneous toxicology, dermatology, physiology, oncology, percutaneous drug absorption and metabolism. There are also notes from related experiments dealing with insecticides and pesticides such as permethrin, DEET and malathion, and pharmacology and toxicology. Grant reports and study reports pertain to Riviere's research for North Carolina State University, the United States Department of Defense, the United States Army Medical Research Acquisition Agency, the Battelle Memorial Institute, and pharmaceutical companies Ciba-Geigy, Pharmacia & Upjohn, and Sandoz AG. The reports contain study findings on subjects relating to pharmacokinetics, veterinary pharmacology, veterinary toxicology, dermatotoxicology and nephrotoxicity. There are specific reports on chronic renal disease, hypothermia, xenobiotics, Persian Gulf War and experiments on mustard gas and lewisite (poison gas).