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albatross

Overview page. Subjects: Maritime History — Zoology and Animal Sciences.

The albatross is traditionally believed to bring bad luck, and the word is used for a source of frustration or guilt or an encumbrance, in allusion to Coleridge's poem about the Ancient Mar...

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ARMOUR, James (<i>born</i> 1929), Vice-Principal, 1990–95, and Professor of Veterinary Parasitology, 1976–95, now Emeritus, University of Glasgow; Chairman, Glasgow Dental Hospital and School NHS Trust, 1995–98

in Who's Who

P ublished online November 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Education; Organization and Management of Education; History of Medicine; Medicine and Health; Veterinary Medicine. 312 words.

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ARTHUR, Geoffrey Herbert (1916 - 2007), Professor and Head of Department of Veterinary Surgery, University of Bristol, 1974–79, Professor Emeritus since 1980

in Who Was Who

P ublished online April 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Education; Organization and Management of Education; History of Medicine; Medicine and Health; Veterinary Medicine. 224 words.

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beaver

Overview page. Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences — History of the Americas.

The beaver is often taken as a type of industry, from its habit of gnawing through tree-trunks to make dams. Recorded from Old English (in form beofor) and of Germanic origin, the word...

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BETTS, Alan Osborn (1927 - 2005), Principal and Dean, The Royal Veterinary College, University of London, 1970–89, then Emeritus Professor

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Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Education; Organization and Management of Education; History of Medicine; Medicine and Health; Veterinary Medicine. 242 words.

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BIGGS, Peter Martin (<i>born</i> 1926), Director of Animal Health (formerly Animal Disease Research), Agricultural and Food Research Council, 1986–88, retired; Visiting Professor of Veterinary Microbiology, Royal Veterinary College, University of London, 1982–2008, now Honorary Professor

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Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Education; Organization and Management of Education; History of Medicine; Medicine and Health; Veterinary Medicine. 325 words.

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BLAMIRE, Roger Victor (1923 - 2003), veterinary consultant; Director of Veterinary Field Services, Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, 1979–83

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Reference Entry. Subjects: Political History; Politics; State and Local Government; History of Medicine; Medicine and Health; Veterinary Medicine. 106 words.

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BOURNE, (Frederick) John (<i>born</i> 1937), Professor of Animal Health, University of Bristol, 1988–2007, now Emeritus

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Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Education; Organization and Management of Education; History of Medicine; Medicine and Health; Veterinary Medicine. 181 words.

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BROCKLESBY, David William (<i>born</i> 1929), Professor of Tropical Animal Health and Director of Centre for Tropical Veterinary Medicine, Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, University of Edinburgh, 1978–90, now Emeritus

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Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Education; Organization and Management of Education; History of Medicine; Medicine and Health; Veterinary Medicine. 223 words.

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