A German Ice Storm

D. E. Larsen, DVM The winter of nineteen sixty-eight and sixty-nine in Northern Germany was throwing everything it could at us. I had been maintenance NCOIC since the middle of the summer. This site had been a madhouse following the Russian invasion of Czechoslovakia.  Snow and ice seem to be coming every week. If itContinue reading “A German Ice Storm”

Howard Daniel Vandenacre

D. E. Larsen, DVM There was still a slight chill in the August morning air as we waited in front of the Coos Bay post office, a little unsure of what was to happen next.  Then the doors swung open, and Mrs. Baxter emerged with her entourage of four middle-aged men, all dressed in ill-fittingContinue reading “Howard Daniel Vandenacre”

The Value of a Valid Complaint

D. E. Larsen, DVM Vertebrate Embryology class in the Zoology Department of the School of Science at Oregon State University was a required course for virtually all preprofessional students in 1969. That means that anyone hoping to get into medical school, dental school, or veterinary school was required to take this class. A good grade,Continue reading “The Value of a Valid Complaint”