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Diseases of Exotic Animals
The academic publisher W. B. Saunders wanted to publish a definitive veterinary treatise on the known physiology, disease states, and treatments for non-domesticated, so-called exotic, animals. The undertaking was mammoth–so comprehensive, scientifically detailed, and research based that the publisher anticipated the need for dozens of veterinary scientists participating, each with expertise in a peculiar species or disease state. That plan went awry, however, when all but two of the veterinarians who had signed up for the job failed to complete the work assigned.
According to its original plan, the publisher wanted to invite 28 different experts to write a chapter each. Dr. Joel D. Wallach was among those asked to be a chapter author. He was asked to write three chapters. After years had passed and few chapters were satisfactorily completed but for those by Dr. Wallach, the publisher wanted Wallach to write all of the remaining chapters. Wallach was asked to find a co-author for the book, one who would be given the privilege of having his name appear as a co-author without having to write book content. Wallach chose another University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine alum, Dr. William J. Boever. Wallach respected Dr. Boever for his work at the St. Louis Zoo.
The writing of the entire book fell to Wallach, causing him to review the universe of scientific evidence, both animal and human, germane to the assessment of every known disease state and treatment for exotic animals. In short, the massive research undertaking would cause Wallach to become invested in the most far reaching and intensive study of all aspects of animal disease and treatment. At the conclusion of this work, Wallach became one of the most well educated and deeply sophisticated experts in animal disease and treatment in the world. No one else had singularly invested the time and energy in researching all manner of animal disease and treatment. It was daunting enough for a veterinarian to become expert in one class of diseases but to master them all seemed superhuman.