Abram van Heerden : 7 September 1927 – 3 September 2021

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dc.contributor.author Brückner, Gideon
dc.contributor.other South African Veterinary Association. Veterinary History Society
dc.date.accessioned 2021-10-13T11:18:10Z
dc.date.available 2021-10-13T11:18:10Z
dc.date.issued 2021-10
dc.description Eulogy originally published in Vet News, October 2021, the monthly magazine of the South African Veterinary Association en_ZA
dc.description.abstract Abram van Heerden died peacefully in his sleep on 3 September after a long and fruitful life - four days short of his 94th birthday. He grew up on the farm Klipfontein near Wolmaransstad in the then Western Transvaal. After qualifying at Onderstepoort, he joined the state veterinary services and was stationed at Vryburg, Johannesburg and Piet Retief respectfully, before promoted to Assistant Director of Veterinary Services responsible for notifiable animal disease control. Abram left behind many monuments in the South African Veterinary Services. He can rightfully be honoured as the father of veterinary epidemiology in South Africa, having kept meticulous records of all outbreaks of sheep scab, bovine tuberculosis, brucellosis and rabies. Shortly before his retirement in 1985, he was promoted to Director Animal Health when the then Directorate of Veterinary Services was divided into two Directorates – Animal Health and Veterinary Public Health. en_ZA
dc.description.librarian ab2021 en_ZA
dc.format.extent 1 page : 1 colour photo en_ZA
dc.format.medium PDF en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/82101
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.relation.ispartofseries Veterinary biographies en_ZA
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dc.rights ©2021 Veterinary History Society of the South African Veterinary Association. Provided for preservation purposes only. It may not be downloaded, reproduced or distributed in any format without written permission of the author. Any attempt to circumvent the access controls placed on this file is a violation of copyright laws and is subject to criminal prosecution. en_ZA
dc.subject Animal disease control en_ZA
dc.subject Assistant Director of Veterinary Services en_ZA
dc.subject Veterinary epidemiology -- South Africa en_ZA
dc.subject.lcsh Veterinary medicine -- Biography en
dc.subject.lcsh Veterinarians -- South Africa en
dc.title Abram van Heerden : 7 September 1927 – 3 September 2021 en_ZA
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