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A Nutrition Science Leviathan
After vet school, Wallach served as a pathologist and instructor in the Department of Veterinary Pathology at Iowa State University for a year, 1964 to 1965.
>Through thousands of autopsies, Wallach continuously discovered instances of death and disease in domesticated and wild animals that appeared to be a result of nutritional deficiencies. Increasingly he viewed nutrients as therapeutic agents, not simply responsible for sustaining life and fending off classic nutritional deficiency diseases but also as means to treat a wide range of diseases. That perspective was unique, indeed revolutionary, for the world of the 1960’s. Wallach was among a precious few scientists in the world who were beginning to view individual nutrients and combinations of nutrients (when consumed at above levels identified as necessary to sustain life) as means to cause natural systems to work preferably and hasten disease cure.
When an Iowa State veterinary pathology graduate student had to give up an opportunity to work as a Project Veterinarian and Capture Officer for the Natal Parks and Game Service (Umfolozi and Hluhlue Game Parks), Natal Republic of South Africa in 1966, Wallach seized the opportunity to replace him. Wallach was soon working with enormous and wild pachyderms (elephants, rhinos, and hippos) at first in Botswana in a region infested with life threatening blood flukes and then in various other game reserves in South Africa. In his second series of expeditions, Wallach studied drug therapies and animal tranquilizers along with the rare, near extinct white rhino. Wallach served as a veterinarian and capture officer for Operation Rhino in the Republic of South Africa, involving the rescue and protection of that rare and threatened species, and for Operation Elephant, involving efforts to protect the African elephant in the Southern Rhodesian Wankie Game Reserve (now a part of Zimbabwe).