S2A3 Biographical Database of Southern African Science




Simpson, Dr William Alexander (veterinary science)

Born: 1879, Kilkerran, Ayrshire, Scotland .
Died: 7 April 1939, Queenstown, South Africa. .

William A. Simpson qualified as a veterinarian (MRCVS) in London in 1903 and joined the Veterinary Division of the Cape Colony in 1906. He was employed as a Government Veterinary Officer at Vryburg, Mafeking, Cradock and Queenstown. His main contribution was in the control of lungsickness. In 1912 he was awarded a FRCVS for a thesis entitled Bovine Pleuropneumonia: Lungsickness.


List of sources:
Posthumus, P.J. Past Veterinarians in South Africa (10th edition), Vol.2, [1992].

Simpson, W.A. Bovine Pleuropneumonia: Lungsickness (1912). London: FRCVSS Collection.


Compiled by: D.W. Verwoerd


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