Porter-Golden Foot & Mouth Collection, number 21
"…The humane feature of the argument can be disposed of by saying that all susceptible live stock are food-producing animals, and their ultimate distination is the slaughterhouse. ...The animals slaughtered in abattoirs for food are all in an apparently healthy condition, while the animals shot in corrals, and trenches, preparatory to deposal on account of this disease, are in many instances pitiable sights to witness. ...mucous membrane, lining the mouth, tongue, and gums, has sloughed off in large patches, leaving these surfaces in a raw state, which is evidenced by the depressed and painful expressions on the faces of animals affected. ...the feet are so painfully involved as to cause the affected animals to lie down continuously in order to avoid pain. ...the pictures presented in connection with this article, should convince anyone of the severity of the disease." - G. E. Golden. JAVMA. 1926. Both Dr. Frank D. Porter and Dr. George E. Golden worked for the Unitied States Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Animal Industry. Dr. Porter was born and raised in Indiana in 1879, and graduated from Indiana Veterinary College in 1916. He enlisted in military service in 1918 and held the title of Government Meat Inspection for the BAI. Following the military service he continued his duties as animal health inspector out of the Fort Worth, Texas offfice. Dr. Porter married his wife Bertha in 1899 and later had one son who they named Eugene H. Dr. George Edwin Golden born about 1878 in Illinois, was a 1907 graduate of McKillip Veterinary College, Chicago Illinois. He is listed in an 1919 issue of JAVMA as servicing in the military service and receiving a honarable discharge and returning to his duties for the BAI. He was married to a Mary Clarissa Vanderburgh in New Orleans, Laousiana in 1918. The 1920 Iowa, Sioux City U. S. Census has him as married, age 42, occupation Veterinary and employer as Government; and on a 1925 U. S. Census he is listed as having three daughters, ages 4, 3 and 1 years old. The 1940 Census taken near Los Angeles County California shows George Golden as widower, age 55 living with three teenage daughters with occupation of Inspector of Meat Packing. His date of death is unknown by this researcher.
DescriptionCow in center frame and calf in frame left showing signs of disease. Photo labeled D-6. Writing on the photo or group of photos: 'This Collection of kodak pictures, gathered by the late, Dr. Frank D. Porter in the course of his life work and interest with diseased animals is bequeathed to the library of Texas A&M College at his request, in the hope it will be of service and help to students in the pursuit of their career. The pictures were made by Dr. F. D. Porter while on the Foot & Mouth disease in California in year of 1930 and in Houston in 1924. And some were acquired from G. E. Golden. Dr. Frank D. Porter, Born-Indiana-1879, Died-Ft. Worth, TX-May 22, 1950.' Physical description: Black and white print (photograph) 9x14.5mm.
SubjectPorter, Frank D.
Veterinary hygiene-Law and legislation
Golden, George E.
Agricultural extension work-Government policy
United States Department of Agriculture
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