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Veterinary Science in Bristol : Prof. F. Blakemore

    Naturevolume 162page327 (1948) | Download Citation



    IN 1943 the Committee on Veterinary Education, of which Dr. T. Loveday was chairman, recommended that a new school of veterinary science should be established in the University of Bristol. With the concurrence of the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries and of the University Grants Committee, the University has undertaken to carry out this recommendation. Plans are far advanced for the additional buildings required, and the small estate of Langford is available as a field station. It is proposed to admit students to the first year of study in the autumn of 1949. The University has recently appointed, as its first professor of veterinary medicine, Mr. F. Blakemore, who is at present superintending veterinary investigation officer for England and Wales. Mr. Blakemore received his veterinary education at the Universities of Liverpool and Manchester. After some experience in practice he served as veterinary officer for the county of Glamorgan, and as veterinary investigation officer for the Eastern Provinces. In 1946 he was appointed to the post he now relinquishes. He has been responsible for the teaching of general hygiene in the University of Cambridge. Mr. Blakemore has carried out extensive work on fowl paralysis and on various diseases of lambs, calves and pigs. He was the first to identify fluorine poisoning of stock in Great Britain and has traced its relation to industry. Recently he has been engaged in the study of mineral deficiency diseases in cattle.

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