Dates: b. 1868; 1890's 1900's;
Locations: Lawrence Experiment Station; Biologist of the Bureau of Water Supply, Herron Hill Laboratory, Pittsburg (late 1890's 1900); Testing Station, Bureau for Improvement, Extension and Filtration of the Water Supply, Philadelphia and Spring Garden Water Works (1901 1904); Somewhere in Columbus; Sanitary Engineer in Milwaukee 1920's
Training: A.B. MIT under Sedgwick 1893
SAB Involvement: Charter SAB member; dropped from SAB due to non payment of dues 1909;
At the 1900 meeting of the SAB, Copeland submitted, "The Use of Carbolic Acid in Isolating the Bacillus coli communis from River Water," which was read by title. At the 1901 meeting, Copeland discussed "Special Laboratory Apparatus," with regard to water bacteriology, and at the 1902, he presented the technical paper on the "Summary of the Steps which must be Followed in Staining Flagella by Loeffler's Method." At the 1903 meeting, he submitted "Routine Tests for the B. coli communis," but there is no evidence that the paper was ever presented. At the 1904 meeting of the SAB, Copeland submitted an abstract on the "Diagnostic Value of Red Color which Develops on the Addition of Caustic Soda to Solutions of Glucose after Fermentation," a technical paper, presented by Perkins Boynton, relevant to the determination of Bacillus cloaceae and Bacillus zeae, and the differentiation from B. coli communis.