Concise Encyclopedia of Tufts History

Sauer, Anne

Branco, Jessica

Bennett, John

Crowley, Zachary

2000

Amelia Peabody Chair in Agricultural Sciences, 1988

The Amelia Peabody Chair in Agricultural Sciences, endowed by the Amelia Peabody Foundation in 1988, pays the salary, research, and teaching costs of a professor at the Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine.

Amelia Peabody was a renowned sculptress who had a lifelong interest in horses and other farm animals. She owned an 800-acre farm in Dover, Massachusetts, where she raised Hereford cows, Yorkshire swine, and thoroughbred horses. After meeting a professor from the Tufts School of Veterinary Medicine at a pig auction in Pennsylvania, she took a strong interest in the university. In 1980, Peabody donated the funds necessary to establish the Amelia Peabody Pavilion at the Veterinary School. It was used for teaching and research in livestock and livestock disease, and also served as the school's first large animal hospital. Peabody died in 1984, but in 1988, her estate made a one million dollar donation to Tufts in order to establish the Peabody chair, at the time only the second endowed chair at the Veterinary School.

Professor Jeffrey Erickson held the chair from 1988 to 1993, when it was taken over by Professor George Saperstein. As of 2000, Professor Saperstein continues to hold the Amelia Peabody Chair in Agricultural Studies.

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Dame, Lorin Low, 1838-1903
Dana, Charles A., 1881-1975
Dana Laboratory, 1963
Daniel Ounjian Prize in Economics,
Davies, Caroline Stodder, 1864-1939
Davies House, 1894
De Florez Prize in Human Engineering, 1964
de Pacheco, Kaye MacKinnon, ca. 1910-ca. 1985
Dean Hall, 1887-1963
Dean, Oliver, 1783-1871
Dearborn, Heman Allen, 1831-1897
Department of Anatomy and Cellular Biology, 1893
Department of Anesthesia, 1970
Department of Art and Art History, 1930
Department of Biochemistry, 1893
Department of Chemistry, 1882
Department of Community Health, 1930
Department of Dermatology, 1897
The Department of Economics, 1946
Department of Medicine, 1893
Department of Molecular Biology and Microbiology
Department of Neurology, 1893
Department of Neuroscience, 1983
Department of Neurosurgery, 1951
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 1893
Department of Ophthamology, 1893
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, 1906
Department of Otolaryngology, 1895
Department of Pathology, 1893
Department of Pediatrics, 1930
Department of Pharmacology, 1915
Department of Physics and Astronomy, 1854
Department of Physiology, 1893
Department of Psychiatry, 1928
Department of Radiation Oncology, 1968
Department of Radiology, 1915
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, 1955
Department of Surgery, 1893
Department of Urban and Environmental Policy, 1973
Department of Urology, 1910
Dental Health Sciences Building, 1969
Dewick, Cora Alma (Polk), 1875-1977
Dewick/MacPhie Dining Hall, 1959
Dickson Professorship of English and American History, 1913
Dirlam, Arland A., 1905-1979
Dog Cart, 1900
Dolbear, Amos Emerson, 1837-1910
Donald A. Cowdery Memorial Scholarship, 1946
Dr. Benjamin Andrews Professorship of Surgery, 1987
Dr. Philip E. A. Sheridan Prize, 1977
The Drug Bust, 1970
Dudley, Henry Watson, 1831-1906
Dugger, Edward Jr., 1919-75
Durkee, Frank W., 1861-1939
Durkee, Henrietta Noble Brown, 1871-1946
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