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Harlan, Richard

Patsy Gerstner.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Palaeontology; Medicine and Health. 1273 words.

Harlan, Richard (19 September 1796–30 September 1843), physician, anatomist, and paleontologist, was born in Philadelphia, the son of Joshua Harlan, a farmer and merchant, and Sarah...

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Leidy, Joseph

Leonard Warren.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Palaeontology; Physics; Medicine and Health. 1604 words.

Leidy, Joseph (09 September 1823–30 April 1891), comparative anatomist, paleontologist, and microscopist, was born Joseph Mellick Leidy in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of Philip...

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Owen, Sir Richard

Jacob W. Gruber.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Palaeontology; Medicine and Health. 9336 words.

Owen, Sir Richard (1804–1892), comparative anatomist and palaeontologist, was born on 20 July 1804 in Lancaster, the sixth and youngest child and second son of Richard Owen (1754–1809) and...

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Parkinson, James

Michael Bevan.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Palaeontology; Surgery. 1065 words.

Parkinson, James (1755–1824), surgeon and palaeontologist, was born on 11 April 1755 at 1 Hoxton Square, Shoreditch, London, one of the three children of John Parkinson (c.1725–1784),...

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Wright, Thomas

Yolanda Foote.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Palaeontology; Medicine and Health. 775 words.

Wright, Thomas (1809–1884), physician and palaeontologist, was born on 10 November 1809 at Paisley, Renfrewshire, the son of Thomas Wright and his wife, Barbara (née Jarvis). He received...

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