Mark Francis Lectures to Veterinary Students
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Mark Francis, a 1887 graduate of the University of Ohio Veterinary School; came to work in the summer of 1988 for the Texas Agricultural Experiment Station. His work was mainly devoted to the "Texas Fever" problem of the day. Dr. Francis says in his history that by 1905 they (he and Dr. R.P. Marsteller) were teaching animal husbandry students only. A few years later it was decided to add two more instructors and offer a four-year course in veterinary medicine leading to a degree. The School of Veterinary Medicine was official established in 1916 and Dr. Francis became the first Dean. He was said to be a modest man who was well like by students and collegues. There is much written about his great contributions to Texas Agriculture and animal research, however; he remained an active instructor to students and administrator to the School up until his death in 1936.
DescriptionDr. Mark Francis Lecturing to Veterinary Students from the amphitheater in Old Chimistry and Veterinary Science Building. Veterinary Students set attentively in theater style seating. Note the dog in lap of boy third row down to right of stairs, and uniforms appear to be from the 1920's era. Writing on the photo or group of photos: 'Historical-Dr. Mark Francis Lecturing to Veterinary Students. Amphitheater in Old Chimistry and Veterinary Science Building. Dr. Mark Francis, Anatomy Class, Dean 1916-1936. Died June 1936. ' Physical description: Black and white print (photograph) three copies; (1) 19x24mm mounted; (2) 19x24 mm mounted; (3) 21x25mm unmounted.
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College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical SciencesMark Francis Lectures to Veterinary Students. Available electronically from