EDWIN RAY LANKESTER
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An English scientist; born in London, May 15, 1847. A graduate of Christ Church, Oxford, he is Linacre professor of human and comparative anatomy at that university, and curator of the museum; and is among the first of living authorities in biology and physiology. He has been active and effective in his field of science since 1865; was made professor of zoology in London University in 1874; he is LL. D. and F. R. S.; and has published over a hundred scientific memoirs. He has served as secretary of the British Association, and president of its biological section; was founder and president of the Marine Biological University at Plymouth. He is editor of the Quarterly Journal of Microscopical Science, and a frequent contributor to Nature and other periodicals. Among his books are: "On Fossil Fishes of the Red Sandstone of Great Britain" (1870); "Comparative Longevity" (1871); "On Earth-Worms"; "Degeneration, a Chapter in Darwinism" (1880); "The Advancement of Science" (1890); "Zoological Papers", a collection of his articles in the "Encyclopaedia Britannica" (1891); "Okapia" (1902).
By Charles Dudley Warner