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ON September 9, Frank Jennings, BSc, MSc(Agric), PhD, formerly of the University of Glasgow. Dr Jennings was a scientist and Reader in Veterinary Parasitology at the University of Glasgow veterinary school.
Sir James Armour, Max Murray, Peter Holmes, Peter Kennedy and Jean Rodgers write: Frank Jennings was a leading veterinary scientist of the latter half of the 20th century who made significant contributions to the causes, understanding, diagnosis and treatment of a range of parasitic diseases in animals and man.
Frank was born in Canada where his father farmed, returning to farm in Northern Ireland when Frank was 10. With his rural background, his interest in science, and animal science in particular, was further stimulated during his secondary education at Downpatrick High School, and it was no surprise that he opted to go to Queen's University, Belfast to study for a Bachelor of Science degree, followed by a Masters in Agriculture. After graduation, he moved in 1952 to the University of Glasgow, where he remained for the rest of his working life, principally at the veterinary school. Initially at Glasgow he joined his compatriot Bill Mulligan, under whose supervision he completed his PhD in the Department of Biochemistry, part of which was then …