Moore, Veranus Alva
- Patricia Peck Gossel
Moore, Veranus Alva (13 April 1859–11 February 1931), veterinary pathologist and bacteriologist, was born in Houndsfield, Jefferson County, New York, the son of Alva Moore, who farmed and worked on the Lehigh Valley railroad, and Antoinette Eastman. When Moore was thirteen years old his father died of malaria and left the family in financial straits. Moore interrupted his education to work on a farm and contribute to the family’s support. A farm mishap at age fourteen in which he stepped on a nail led to a serious bone infection that required periodic hospitalization for the next ten years. Moore used crutches until he was twenty-five years old....