Dates: b. 1853; 1885 to Prudden's Lab, College of Physicians and Surgeons; d. 1919
Locations: Instructor in the Alumni Laboratory, College of Physicians and Surgeons (1887 1890's); no institutional affiliation, Garrison, New York (late 1890's);
Fields: medical; public health; milk; water; sanitation
Publications: early article with Freeman on sterilization of water and milk
SAB Involvement: Charter SAB member; first SAB secretary 1899 meeting;
Archive Files: D.H. Bergey, "Early Instructors in Bacteriology in the United States," J. of Bact. 2 (1917): 595 601; Clark, Pioneer Microbiologists of America (Madison: Univ. of Wisc. Press, 1961): 157; Nat. Cyc. American Biog. 41, 1956
Cheesman provided the first comprehensive instruction in bacteriology at College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1885, and offered combined bacteriology and pathology instruction in 1887 for regular medical students.