Health Assessment of Space Chimpanzee, number 1
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Dr. William E. (Bill) Britz Jr. was one of the Veterinarians for "Ham" and did help with some of the care of "Enos" and the other test chimpanzees. William Britz served with the Air Force from 1959 to 1980 with the 6570th Aeromedical Research Laboratory and reached the rank of Colonel. He was a 1959 graduate of the University of Illinois- College of Veterinary Medicine. From 1962-1964 he worked on a Masters of Laboratory Animal Medicine at the USAF School of Aerospace Medicine and also received a Masters in Laboratories Animal Science at Texas A&M University. Dr. Britz has been the owner and Chairman of BH, Inc. since 1991 which designs, fabricates and installs animal containment equipment.
DescriptionImage of the chimpanzee "HAM" being held by Airman Daniel Beachem while veterinarian Dr. William E. (Bill) Britz takes chimps vitals. Writing on the photo or group of photos: 'Official Photograph, United States Air Force. Photographic Branch, Holloman A.F.B. , New Mexico.' Physical description: Black and white print (photograph) 24x19mm; 15x11mm, 13x10mm negative.
SubjectNational Aeronautics and Space Administration
Britz, William E.
Animal space flight
United States Air Force, Holloman Air Force Base Photographic BranchHealth Assessment of Space Chimpanzee, number 1. Available electronically from