Mitchell, Charles Alexander
Charles Alexander Mitchell, scientist, veterinarian, medical historian (b at Clarksburg, Ont 9 Aug 1891; d at Ottawa 8 July 1979). After graduating from the Ontario Veterinary College, Toronto, in 1915, he worked for the Dominion Department of Agriculture 1914-57 and was Dominion Animal Pathologist 1944-57. Author of numerous articles, he was internationally recognized for his secret work on animal diseases during WWII. A strong supporter of organized VETERINARY MEDICINE, Mitchell was closely involved in the formation of regional and national veterinary associations and local medical study groups. His influence and support of young professionals contributed greatly to their development. In addition he researched and reported on many aspects of Canadian veterinary and medical history. Late in life he became director of research (1958-72) at Ottawa Civic Hospital. From 1958 to 1970 he was also associate professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Ottawa.