Erwin Frink Smith; a Story of North American Plant Pathology

Erwin Frink Smith; a Story of North American Plant Pathology

Erwin Frink Smith; a Story of North American Plant Pathology

Erwin Frink Smith; a Story of North American Plant Pathology

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CONTENTS

I. Boyhood, early schooling and teaching. Flora of Michigan. Study at Michigan Agricultural College PAGE 1

II. Background of work and study in public health, hygiene, and sanitation, pathology and bacteriology, preparatory for research career in the plant sciences 31

III. Early work on plant pathology and bacteriology in North America. Study under Professor Spalding at the University of Michigan 89

IV. Vegetable pathologist with the United States Department of Agriculture. Fungous diseases of plants, and peach yellows, his specialties 135

V. Investigations in plant pathology placed on a nation-wide basis 179

VI. Early studies in bacterial plant diseases. Fusarium diseases of plants. Florida and California laboratories 228

VII. Recognition of the science of plant bacteriology in America 277

VIII. Smith chief of a laboratory of plant pathology. Recognition of plant bacteriology in Europe 333

IX. First European journey. Plant breeding and the Third International Conference on Genetics. Studies on crown gall of plants and the etiology of plant tumors. Recognition of its importance as an aid to medical research on animal cancer 395

X. Second European journey. International Congress of Medicine. Further research on plant diseases, especially the plant tumor and various coordinate problems 467

XI. Further discussion of the crown gall-animal analogy--various aspects of fact and theory. A suggested multiple factor hypothesis of pathological growth. Further researches in bacterial, fungous and virus diseases of plants 521

XII. Third European journey. Coordinate study of cancer research. International Congress of Plant Sciences of 1926. Last work. Final honors578

Index 655

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