DEAN LESLIE M. (PAT) HUTCHINGS was one of the world's leading research veterinarians. He was recognized as the leading authority on brucellosis in domestic animals.
Born in Portland, Maine, he received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Maine in 1937. He earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Michigan State University in 1940 and his Masters Degree two years later.
In 1942, he joined the Purdue Veterinary staff. In 1947 he received his Doctor of Philosophy degree from Purdue and became head of the Veterinary Science Department in 1950.
In 1947, Dr. Hutchings was cited as the outstanding young man in Indiana by the Junior Chamber of Commerce. That same year, he won the Sigma Xi research award. A member of many national research committees, he also was a member of the executive boa'rd of the American Veterinary Medical Association. He also was a member of the committee on eradication of brucellosis in the United States, and of the Wotld Health Expert Panel on Brucellosis.
Dean L. M. Hutchings died on July 22, 1959 at Billings Hospital in Chicago after a long illness.