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Darwin Correspondence Project

Letter

Auguste-Henri (Auguste) Forel

1848–1931

Swiss entomologist, neuroanatomist, and psychiatrist. Studied the social insects (Hymenoptera). Noted for his investigations into the structure of the human brain and that of ants. Assistant physician at the Munich insane asylum in 1874. Professor of psychiatry, University of Zurich Medical School, and director of the Burghölzli Institute (Switzerland’s largest insane asylum), 1879.

Sources

Dictionnaire historique & biographique de la Suisse

Forel 1937