Dr. Joseph Jones

Chairman, Department of Chemistry, 1869 - 1895

Dr. Jones was first to discover the plasmodium of malarial fever. An advocate for public health, as president of the Louisiana Board of Health Dr. Jones fought many pitched battles with United States federal officials and his Tulane colleagues over authority with respect to quarantine laws in the state. A surgeon and medical inspector for the Confederate Army, he published a famous three folio volume on conditions at Andersonville, the notorious Confederate prison camp in Virginia.