Dr. Bryce Cardigan Brown

Recent Address: Hewitt, TX
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Family Info: Parents: Roy and Lucinda; Wife: Lillian; Roy, Leo, Brent, Alton and Carol
Date Entered Service: August 10, 1942
Service Number: 18154923
Bomb Group: 25th Air Service Group
Squadron: 578th Air Material Squadron
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Service Schools: Fort McPherson, GA, for a four-week course on medical entomology and malaria control.
MOS: Cpl. Brown's job was to administer shots of various serums, and as field entomologist for the air base, he was also in charge of eradicating mosquitoes to the best of his abilities. His discharge papers noted that he conducted 'preliminary experimentation of (pesticide) DDT in India' in addition to his other lab work investigating insect-borne tropical disease.
Rank Upon Discharge: Cpl
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After the war, the elder Brown finished his master's degree in zoology at Texas A&M University, and later earned his doctorate in biology. He was hired as curator of the Strecker Museum, a natural history facility now incorporated into the Mayborn Museum complex at Baylor University, in 1947.
In 1950, Bryce C. Brown published one of the premiere texts in the field of herpetology, An Annotated Checklist of the Reptiles and Amphibians of Texas. A species of leopard frog from southern Mexico (Rana berlandieri brownorum) was named for him.
He was named the museum's director in 1966. A year later, the museum moved into larger quarters in the basement of the Sid Richardson Science Building, where it remained until it moved into the Mayborn Museum Complex in 2004. He had stepped down from the post in 1981.
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Comments: Dr. Brown passed away June 2, 2008. He is buried at Oakwood Cemetery, Waco, TX.

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