George H. Hart's career at the University of California began
in 1917 when he joined the faculty at Berkeley as Professor of Veterinary Science.
He came to Davis in 1926 as Professor of Animal Husbandry and Chairman of the
Department, a position he held until 1948, when he became Dean of the School of
Veterinary Medicine. He retired in 1954. His Papers contain biographical
information, correspondence, certificates and diplomas, and two photographs. Also
included is a scrapbook containing newspaper and popular journal clippings and
articles relating to Hart's career in animal husbandry and veterinary medicine.
George H. Hart (1883-1959) received the D.V.M. degree at the University of
Pennsylvania in 1903 and the M.D. degree at George Washington University in 1908.
His work comprised six major activities: bacteriological studies in the U.S. Bureau
of Animal Industry (1903-1908); field investigations of Texas cattle fever and other
livestock diseases along the Mexican Border (1908-1910); services as City
Veterinarian in the Los Angeles Department of Health (1910-1917); research on animal
diseases at Berkeley (1917-1926); reorganization and direction of work in animal
husbandry at Davis (1926-1948); and development of the School of Veterinary Medicine
at Davis (1948-1954).
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