William C Lord 1801 - 1874
September 04, 2009
William C Lord 1801? - 1874 FRPS, MRCVS was an Irish orthodox Veterinary Surgeon of the 14th Light Dragoons, and of the Duke of Cambridge’s Own 17th Lancers (most famous for its participation in the Charge of the Light Brigade in the Crimean War), Veterinary Surgeon to the Cavalry Barracks Canterbury, who converted to homeopathy,
In 1865, William C Lord put forward the modern theory of viral transmission of disease as we know it today, although he used the word ‘protozoa’ instead of ‘virus’ (Clive A. Spinage, Cattle Plague: A History, (Springer, 2003). Page 72).
William C Lord was the son of the Rev. John Lord, the Rector of Mitchell’s town, Co. Cork,