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Balfour, Francis Maitland

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in A Dictionary of Scientists

Published in print January 1999 | ISBN: 9780192800862
Published online January 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191726835
Balfour, Francis Maitland

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(1851–1882) British zoologist

The younger brother of the British statesman Earl Balfour, Francis Balfour's career was cut short when, while convalescing from typhoid fever in Switzerland, he died attempting an ascent of the Aiguille Blanche, Mont Blanc. Balfour, who was born in Edinburgh, held the position of animal morphologist at the Naples Zoological Station and in ...

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