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Mary Warnock (1924–2019 )

By: Jonathon J. LaTourelle | Published: Sep 29, 2014

Baroness Mary Warnock of Weeke, a philosopher and crossbench member and Life Peer of the United Kingdom's House of Lords, participated in several…

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Girolamo Fabrici (1537-1619)

By: Hilary Gilson | Published: Aug 26, 2008

Girolamo Fabrici, known as Hieronymus Fabricius in Latin, was given the surname Aquapendente from the city where he was born, near Orvieto, Italy.…


James David Ebert (1921-2001)

By: Sheraden Seward | Published: Sep 12, 2008

James David Ebert studied the developmental processes of chicks and of viruses in the US during the twentieth century. He also helped build and grow…

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George Linius Streeter (1873-1948)

By: Kimberly A. Buettner | Published: Nov 01, 2007

George Linius Streeter was born on 12 January 1873 in Johnstown, New York, to Hannah Green Anthony and George Austin Streeter. He completed his…

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Essay: Homology

By: Ingo Brigandt | Published: Nov 23, 2011

Homology is a central concept of comparative and evolutionary biology, referring to the presence of the same bodily parts (e.g., morphological…

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Essay: Review of Icons of Life: A Cultural History of Human Embryos

By: Lijing Jiang, Karen Wellner | Published: Jun 22, 2012

To Lynn M. Morgan, the Mary E. Woolley Professor of Anthropology at Mt. Holyoke College, nothing says life more than a dead embryo. In her easily…

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Charles Otis Whitman (1842-1910)

By: D. Brian Schuermann | Published: Jan 21, 2009

Charles Otis Whitman was an extremely curious and driven researcher who was not content to limit himself to one field of expertise. Among the fields…


Frank Rattray Lillie (1870-1947)

By: Karen Wellner | Published: Jul 22, 2009

Frank R. Lillie was born in Toronto, Canada, on 27 June 1870. His mother was Emily Ann Rattray and his father was George Waddell Little, an…

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Jane Marion Oppenheimer (1911-1966)

By: Kimberly A. Buettner | Published: Nov 01, 2007

Jane Marion Oppenheimer, embryologist and historian of science and medicine, was born on 19 September 1911 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Sylvia…


Warren Harmon Lewis (1870-1964)

By: Kimberly A. Buettner | Published: Nov 01, 2007

As one of the first to work at the Carnegie Institution of Washington Department of Embryology, Warren Harmon Lewis made a number of contributions to…

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