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Veterinary society honors founder, historic collection
July 17, 2013

PULLMAN, Wash. – Acclaimed veterinary historian, educator, publisher and editor J. Frederick Smithcors donated his 1,200-volume library to the Washington State University Libraries in 1978. Thirty-five years later, the American Veterinary Medical History Society will host an all-day Smithcors History of Veterinary Medicine Symposium Sunday, July 21, in Chicago to honor the late WSU donor and AVMHS founder/first president.

Smithcors’ veterinary history collection at WSU includes texts dating back to the 16th century and is considered one of the finest collections devoted to the history of veterinary medicine.

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