The legacy : a history of the Tuskegee University School of

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The Legacy is more than a fascinating excursion into the genesis of veterinary medicine at Tuskegee University. It retains the fidelty to known facts not usually recorded, things like: construction of its permanent facilities "built in part with gravel from a creek and timber from a forest on a Tuskegee farm; faculty architect drew the plans, Tuskegee student tradesmen did most of the construction work under faculty supervision," and the struggles of the first faculty and those who came later, none with prior experience in veterinary medical education. The book is an appropriate tribute to a remarkable group of administrators, faculty, staff and alumni and the good things they have done; and . also, fulfills an important need to document the truth about the most ethnically diverse veterinary school in the nation.

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Eugene W. Adams (D.V.M. Kansas State University, M.S. and Ph.D. Cornell University) retired in 1989 following 38 years of service to the School of Veterinary Medicine and the University. Dr. Adams' Tuskegee experience began in the early '50s when he arrived as an instructor in the school of veterinary medicine. He has been Professor and head of the Department of Pathology and Parasitology and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the veterinary school. His last assignment was Vice Provost and Director of International Programs for the University.

During the '70s he was Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, Professor and head of the Department of Veterinary Pathology and Microbiology Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria, Nigeria. Dr. Adams has been an invited member of the White House Commission on Hunger; Member of the Advisory Board and Consultant, John D. and Catherine McArthur Foundation; Research and Review Advisory Council, Division of Research Resources, National Institute of Health;National President, Association for International Agriculture and Rural Development, Chairman of the Board, Southeast Consortium for International Development, Board of Directors of the Henry A. Wallace Institute for Alternative Agriculture.

Dr. Adams' accomplishments in education have been acknowledged. He was the first African American to be admitted to the American College of Veterinary Pathologist; received the Tuskegee University Faculty Award, the Norton Distinguished Teaching Award in the Field of Veterinary Medicine and is listed in Who's Who in Veterinary Science and Education.

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"Informative and inspiring...made me proud to be associated with this historic institution." -- Dr. Tsegaye Habtermariam, Professor and Director of the Biomedical Information Management Systems, Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine.

"Permit me to commend Dr. Adams for his exquisite objectivity, devoid of vindication...he writes about difficulties without rancor or condemnation." -- Dr. Robert R. Shomer., Past President, The New Jersey Veterinary Medical Association.

"The Legacy should be required reading for all persons involved in animal and human health." -- Dr. Roscoe M. Moore., Assistant Surgeon General U.S. Department of Public Health

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