April 01, 2001


 In Memoriam

Posted March 15, 2001  

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Boyd Adams

Dr. Adams (OSU '46), 77, Tucson, Ariz, died Dec 4, 2000. After graduating, he served as a veterinarian with the United Nations Relief efforts in Europe. He later worked on the foot-and-mouth disease epizootic in Mexico. After serving as a captain in the Air Force during the Korean War, Dr. Adams established a small animal practice in Toledo, Ohio. Relocating to Tucson in 1962, he established two small animal practices before retiring.

John D. Chudacoff

Dr. Chudacoff (WSU '49), 80, Rancho Mirage, Calif, died Nov 8, 2000. He was a small animal practitioner and owner of the Valley Animal Hospital in Van Nuys, Calif. After graduating, he spent a year as a postdoctoral student at the Harvard University School of Public Health. In World War II, he served as a radio operator on a Coast Guard cutter off Alaska. Dr. Chudacoff was a life member of the California VMA and the Southern California VMA.

Robert M. Corwin

Dr. Corwin (MSU '73), 62, Columbia, Mo, died Feb 9, 2001. In 1999 Dr. Corwin had retired from the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Missouri-Columbia, where he was associate professor of veterinary microbiology (parasitology) for many years. Formerly he was on staff in the Department of Microbiology and Public Health at Michigan State University, and an assistant professor of biology at St Ambrose College. Since his retirement Dr. Corwin had been an instructor in the evening program at Columbia College, Columbia, Mo.

At the time of his death Dr. Corwin was on the board of the American Association of Small Ruminant Practitioners, having served as president from 1987–1989, when the group was known as the American Association of Sheep and Goat Practitioners. He was its alternate delegate and then delegate to the AVMA from 1985–1989, and represented the group four years on the former AVMA Drug Availability Committee. Dr. Corwin was also a former president of the American Association of Veterinary Parasitologists (1985–1986), Conference of Research Workers in Animal Diseases (1990–1991), American Heartworm Society, and several sheep industry groups.

Memorials may be made to the Boy Scouts, or to the Hallsville Athletic Boosters, Fundraising Committee, PO Box 442, Hallsville, MO 65255.

Paul B. Doby

Dr. Doby (KSU '49), 77, Springfield, Ill, died Feb 10, 2001. After serving as a resident farm veterinarian, Dr. Doby began working for the Illinois Department of Agriculture in 1962. He was appointed superintendent of the Division of Animal Industries in 1963 and continued as state veterinarian until his retirement in 1992. That year the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine presented him its Career Achievement Award, the Paul B. Doby Endowment was established at the college, and he received the Special Achievement Award from the governor. In 1996 the USDA recognized Dr. Doby with its Administrative Award.

Active in organized veterinary medicine, Dr. Doby once served on the AVMA Council on Veterinary Service, and he was former president of the Illinois State VMA, which honored him with the President's Award in 1993. He chaired US Animal Health Association committees on eradication of hog cholera and swine brucellosis. He was a Navy veteran. Memorials can be sent to the Paul B. Doby Endowment Fund, University of Illinois, c/o Terrance Rathgeber, Associate Dean for Development, 3229 VMBSB, 2001 S Lincoln, Urbana, IL 61801.

J. Richard Eggleston

Dr. Eggleston (OSU '44), 81, Bella Vista, Ark, died Jan 30, 2001. He was retired from a private clinical practice located in Medina, Ohio. During World War II, Dr. Eggleston was a member of the Army Specialized Training Program.

Arthur E. Greiner Jr

Dr. Greiner (COR '53), 70, Middlebury, Vt, died Dec 4, 2000. Initially he practiced in Montpelier, Vt; Red Hook, NY; and Riverhead, Long Island, NY. In 1962 he purchased the Cornwall (Vermont) Animal Hospital. Seven years later, Dr. Greiner bought an animal hospital in Middlebury. He retired in 1988.

r. Greiner served as president of the Vermont VMA in 1976. He helped found the Addison County Humane Society and further served his community by officiating as a judge at field day animal shows and teaching obedience classes. Memorials may be made to the Addison County Humane Society, Middlebury, VT 05753.

  Albert W. Miller

Dr. Miller (COR '49), 73, Cincinnatus, NY, died Jan 1, 2001. He owned a mixed practice. His career included owning, breeding, and driving harness horses. He was a member at various times of the AAEP, the Equine Practice Committee of the New York State VMS, New York State Breeders Association, Equine Advisory Council at Cornell University from 1975–1989, and the Cortland County VMA. Dr. Miller was also a director of the United States Trotting Association. Memorials may be made to the Dr. Albert Miller Memorial Fund for Equine Programs at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853.

John H. Rust

Dr. Rust (KSU '32), 91, Chicago, died Feb 11, 2001. Dr. Rust was a leading expert on the effects of full-body radiation on animals. His career began with three years of practice in New Hampshire, after which he joined the Army Veterinary Corps. Following World War II, the Army sent Dr. Rust to Duke University and the University of Chicago to study medicine, biophysics, and radiation biology. In 1950 the Army assigned him to serve as pathologist for an agricultural research program with the Atomic Energy Commission, Oak Ridge, Tenn. In that capacity Dr. Rust disclosed to the public that precancerous conditions had been found in cattle that had grazed downwind of the atomic bomb testing at Alamogordo, NM, in 1945.

After leaving the Army in 1958, Dr. Rust lectured on food safety and toxicology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Then from 1967–1972 he directed the University of Chicago's animal research laboratory, retiring the following year. Dr. Rust investigated the 1978 nuclear accident at Three Mile Island in Pennsylvania. Until 1990 he consulted for public utilities and pharmaceutical companies. He was part of a scientific team that visited the site of the Chernobyl nuclear accident in the former Soviet Union in 1992. Dr. Rust wrote or contributed to eight books and was an emeritus diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists.