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Esther Smith Brown papers

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Identifier: UA-17.262

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a short reminiscence of the veterinary medical program and the beginning of the medical biology program at Michigan State College (now Michigan State University). The medical biology program, the first to offer the Bachelor of Science degree in the United States, was later renamed the medical technology program.


  • Creation: 2007


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

Biographical Note

Esther Smith Brown was born May 12, 1923 to Raymond and Mildred Brown Smith of Birmingham, Michigan. She earned her B.S. in Medical Technology (1946), an M.S. in Anatomy (1951) and a Ph.D. in Animal Pathology (1955) from Michigan State College (now Michigan State University).

From 1946 to 1950, she worked as a Bacteriologist for the Michigan Department of Conservation. In 1951, she was hired by MSC as a Bacteriologist, was a Graduate Assistant from 1954 to 1955, an Assistant Professor of Anatomy from 1955 to 1960, and Associate Professor and the Director of School of Medical Technology from 1960 to 1970. She became a full Professor in 1968. She resigned from MSU in 1970.

During the 1970s, she was a professor of Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology at the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Missouri.


0.1 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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Legal Status

Donor(s) have transferred any applicable copyright to Michigan State University but the collection may contain third-party materials for which copyright was not transferred. Copyright restrictions may apply. Property Rights: Michigan State University.

Esther Smith Brown Papers
4 Published And Cataloged
E. Busch
December 2009
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Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

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