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What we know about Dr. J.H. Rietz: Born 1881 in Ohio to father, Jacob Rietz and mother, Tabitha J. Gray. In the “Centennial History of the College of Veterinary Medicine” for Ohio State University he is honored by receiving the Distinguished Alumnus Award and is listed by the year he graduated. (1903: John H. Rietz, M.S.,D.V.M., was recognized for his contribution in research in the control of hog cholera, brucellosis, parasites of chickens, and rabies in sheep. He also served as Professor in the Department of Animal Pathology of West Virginia University from 1927 to 1948. ) 1910 Married Harriet Marie Murphy. 1912-1919 He worked for Federal Serum Farm in Ames, Iowa. He is listed as a member of the Iowa Vet. Association in 1919. (age 31 -37) Attending family reunion with wife Harriet and daughter Louise, Gilmore, Ohio in 1916 at about age 35. He is listed as a resident in the 1914 Directory of Story County, Iowa. (……..Rietz, J. H., gov't employee .......... 213 9th Street) http://www.ameshistory.org/1914_directory_of_story_county_reduced_size.pdf In 1920 he co-authored a Experiment Bulletin for the (BAI) Bureau of Animal Industry titled, “Duration of Immunity Against Hog Cholera Following Simultaneous Inoculation of Young Pigs”, Niles, W.B. and Rietz, J. H. (age 39) In 1926 he was an Instructor at Ohio State University (age 45) 1927-1948 at West Virginia University, Instructor for the Department of Animal Pathology. (age 68)
DescriptionBlack man holds pig by hind legs while John H. Rietz gives injection or treatment to a pig. …”This increase of facilities for the department of veterinary science also netted another member on the staff of the department, Dr. J. H. Rietz, who came in the fall of 1903. He stayed only two years and was replaced by Dr. R. P. Marsteller in the fall of 1905.” H. Schmidt- Writing on the photo or group of photos: '' Physical description: Black and white print (photograph) 15.5x21mm mounted.
Rietz, John H.
Classical swine fever
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