James Russell Douglas (1912-1980) served as Professor of Parasitology at the University of California, Davis from 1946-1973.
His correspondence which spans from 1946-1948 contains letters relating to
the use of chemical insecticides such as DDT and the effects of the chemicals on cattle and domestic animals.
James Russell Douglas (September 29, 1912-May 6, 1980) was a graduate of Hemet High School and Chaffey Junior College. He
received a B.S. in 1935 from the University of California, Davis and a Ph.D in 1939 from the University of California, Berkeley.
Following two years in research at the George Williams Hooper Foundation, at the University of California at San Francisco,
he served on active duty in the U.S. Navy from April 1942 to January 1946.
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