1970 to 1979 Accomplishments
Dr. D. Ingram and Dr. H. Cho were engaged in active research regarding Aleutian disease (AD) in mink. AD is a slowly-progressing viral disease with affected mink taking up to a year to manifest symptoms. Symptoms of the disease include weight loss, loss of appetite, lack of activity, diarrhea, and a rough coat. Ingram and Cho's research involved virus identification, immunopathogenesis, and serodiagnostic control.
Dr. Bruce Fogle graduated from the OVC in 1970. He was named a Member of the British Empire in the Queen's annual New Year's Honour List. Fogle received this honour for his work as co-founder of hearing Dogs for Deaf People, the largest organization of its kind in the world that places trained dogs to act as ears and provide social support for deaf persons throughout the UK. Fogle has also assisted in establishing similar organizations in Italy, Holland, and Japan.
Dr Frank Schofield graduated from the OVC in 1910. He became a member of the OVC faculty in 1912 but left in 1916 to teach bacteriology and sanitation at Severance Medical School in Seoul, Korea. At that time, Korea had been annexed by Japan and Schofield was appalled by the brutality of the occupation. He became closely involved with the independence movement in Korea and documented the mass jailing, torture and deaths associated with the struggle for sovereignty.
Schofield returned to the OVC in 1921 where he taught bacteriology and pathology until 1955. In 1958, he accepted a position at Seoul National University. He joined and became heavily involved in the agitation that brought down post-War president, Rhee Syngham, in 1960. Schofield died in Seoul in 1970 and is buried in the patriot section of the National Cemetery for his support of the 1919 Samil Independence Movement. He is the only non-Korean to date to have been given such an honour.
A new BSc honours program in Biomedicine, directed by the OVC and administered jointly by the Department of Biomedical Sciences and the School of Human Biology, began at the OVC. A major revision of the of the DVM undergraduate curriculum based, in part, on the systems method of teaching that would begin in 1974, was also approved at this time.
Dr. D.C. Maplesden became Dean of the OVC. Among the many things he accomplished during his time as Dean, he gave approval for the establishment of a DVSc program to provide a clinically applied graduate degree. Upon its introduction, the DVSc degree was the clinical equivalent of a Ph.D.