Swiss-born zoologist. Professor of natural history, Neuchâtel, 1832–46. Emigrated to the United States in 1846. Professor of natural history, Harvard University, 1848–73. Established the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard in 1859. Foreign member, Royal Society of London, 1838.
Sources: DAB DSB Rec. R. Soc. London
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