Anthony H. Lariccia attended Gannon University in Erie, Pa. majoring in Biology/Science. He held positions in Research & Development from 1963-65 at Erie Technological Products In Erie, pa., a manufacturer of electronic components used in space exploration. From 1963 -67 was a Medical Specialist in the Pennsylvania National Guard, 112th Infantry Division
In 1963 he accepted a position at American Sterilizer Co, (AMSCO) in Erie, Pa., a manufacturer of operating room equipment as a research scientist and held various R & D and Marketing positions during his 33 years employment, retiring in 1998 with company sales of $500 million. During his employment he obtained many patents and was awarded the companies Vice President Award for outstanding achievement as a scientist. He also received an accommodation letter in 1967 from John Edgar Hoover, Director of the FBI for outlying a procedure to locate kidnappers who sent ransom letters. He was the youngest of 50 microbiologists from around the country that was invited to attend a one week training course in 1966 sponsored by the Center for Disease Control in Atlanta, Georgia entitled “Microbiology of the Hospital Environment.” In June, 1973 he was awarded an honorary Doctor of Science degree sponsored by Dr. John J. Perkins, Vice President of Research, AMSCO.
In November 1981, The Pet Dealers magazine devoted a full page to publishing his letter on Page 9, warning that a dog vaccine being used by veterinary doctors was causing and not preventing “parvo” a deadly virus that was killing many pets across the country. He was also recognized on January 1993 in the NASA Tech Brief magazine, Volume 17, number 1, for writing one of the top 1992 letters in a contest sponsored by 16 scientific magazines.
A 5-page paper was published in 2010 in the peer review magazine Journal of American Science, 2010, Volume 6, issue 10, cumulated No. 10, ISSN 1545-1003 entitled “REVERSE EVOLUTION: The Evolution Darwin Never Saw Supports Creation. “ You can read this thesis paper by entering the title into the Google search engine. In December 2014 this paper was presented in novel form and published as a 200 page ebook entitled “REVERSE EVOLUTION OF MAN” by Amazon (Kindle/windows): APPLE (ipad/Mac) & Barnes & Noble (Nook)’