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Woodhead To Retire After 34 Years on Faculty

Prof. Woodhead said, "we can has been nearly alone in his stand,

only do so much in one lifetime."
In his own lifetime, Prof. Wood-
head numbers among his accom-
plishments the tracing of the life
cycle of the giant kidney worm, a
parasite that can cause death to
numerous animals.
Found Germ Cell Cycle
Another discovery credited to
Prof. Woodhead is the controver-
sial germ cell cycle in the trema-1
toda - a species of parasite that
causes such diseases as swimmers'
itch and the human blood fluke.
Prof. Woodhead announced his
germ cell cycle theory almost 30
ears ago, but until recently hie.

However, he said, "whether they
go along with my thinking or not,
I know I'm right."
In 1929 Prof. Woodhead, as an
amateur photographer, developed
"an inexpensive micro-movie ap-
paratus to study the method of
penetration of parasites into their
Graduate of Clark
Prof. Woodhead received his
Bachelor of Arts degree from
Clark University in Worcester,
Mass., In 1914, and came to the
University as an instructor in zo-
ology ten years later. Here he re-

ceived his Master of Arts degree,
in 1926, and two years later gained
his doctorate. He became an asso-
ciate professor in 1937,
Prior to that, Prof. Woodhead
taugh+ at various institutions, in-
cluding six years at West Mary-
land College.
Besides being the author of nu-
merous scientific articles, Prof.
Woodheadi is a member of the
American Society of Parisitolo-
gists, the American Microscopic
Society and the University's Sci-
ence Research Club. As a teacher,
his career spans directing field
studies and teaching a course in
parasitology in the medical school.


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