Zoologist ; dental surgeon at Guy's Hospital, London, 1817–61. Appointed professor of zoology, King's College, London in 1836. President of the Ray Society, 1843–59. One of the secretaries of the Royal Society, 1848–53. President of the Linnean Society, 1853–61. Described the reptiles from the Beagle voyage. FRS 1828.
Sources: Desmond, Ray 1977 DNB
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