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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);

Training:      MD;

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


Notes:      

     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.  

 

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