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Darwin Correspondence Project

Letter

Joseph Leidy

1823–91

American anatomist, microscopist, and palaeontologist. Appointed dissecting assistant to William Horner, professor of anatomy at the University of Pennsylvania, 1844. Professor of anatomy, University of Pennsylvania, 1853–91. President of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 1881–91. Published extensively on North American fossil vertebrates, and also studied freshwater Protozoa.

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