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Chester J. Lange Magazine Collection

Identifier: RH-A-4368

Scope and Contents

The collection is composed of 32 Veterinary Scope magazines published by the Upjohn Pharmaceutical company. The magazines range from 1955 all the way through 1970.

Each edition of the magazine deals with a different type of veterinary issue and goes into detail of importance, prevention, what something should or shouldn’t look like, and treatment. There are references for each article as well as photos and diagrams to detail what they are explaining. There are advertisements on the inside of the front and back covers. The last few pages have other veterinary viewpoints and opinions in the earlier editions, but later editions have medical problems that can be found in canines.


  • Creation: 1955-1970


Veterinary Scope Magazine History

The Veterinary Scope magazines were first published in 1955 and were published at the beginning of each season. It is unknown how long the publication ran. The Veterinary Scope magazines were published by the Upjohn company, which is now part of the Pfizer company. The Scope magazine preceded it and was a monthly magazine directed towards doctors, pharmacists, and other health professionals rather than veterinarians and ran from 1941-1957.

Dr. Chester Joseph Lange Biography

Dr. Chester Joseph Lange graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University and also from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He worked at the US Department of Agriculture and later established Greensboro Veterinary Hospital in North Carolina in 1938. In WWII he served as captain, veterinary corps, and the US Army in the India-Burma Theater. He became a member of the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association and was the former president, secretary-treasurer, and received the veterinarian of the year award. He was also a gold card member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, a member of the American Animal Hospital Association, former director and treasurer of the North Carolina Veterinary Research Foundation, former president of the Carolina Kennel Club, and was the treasurer of the Humane Society of Guilford County.


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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Christopher Lange in honor of his uncle Dr. Chester Joseph Lange, Lt. Col. DVM.

Physical Description

Each magazine has a different cover which are all a variety of different colors with different veterinary related images. The magazines each measure to about 8¾” x 11⅕.” The magazine covers are printed on some type of coated paper while the contents inside are printed on uncoated paper. The covers were designed individually and have a different image and are colored differently. Most of the pages are white paper with black font, though sometimes the paper may contain illustrations and may or may not be in color. The Veterinary Viewpoints section has a different font and is printed in pink. The magazines are in good condition and are all still legible and have no tearing or damage aside from a few creases and folds in the paper.

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Repository Details

Part of the Western Michigan University Archives & Regional History Collections Repository

Charles C. and Lynn L. Zhang Legacy Collections Center
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