William John Hadlow

Honorary Degree Recipient

Doctor of Science

College of Veterinary Medicine, May 26, 2001

Dr. Hadlow was an instructor in the College of Veterinary Medicine during the period 1946-48. He continued his studies in pathology in the Medical School through 1952. His main position of employment was as a Research Pathologist in the Public Health Service at the Rocky Mountain Laboratory, Hamilton, Montana. His research interest in comparative pathology was focused on neuropathology working on the slow viral diseases of Aleutian disease and the transmissible spongiform encephalopathies such as Mad Cow Disease. Hadlow is described as a giant in the field of comparative neuropathology and is recognized worldwide as an authority on prion disease pathology and as the individual who probably should have received the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1976.

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