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George Edward Dobson


Irish zoologist. BA, Trinity College, Dublin, 1866. Entered the British army medical department in 1868; stationed in India, 1868–75; retired in 1888 with the rank of surgeon-major. Expert on the structure and classification of the Chiroptera and Insectivora. His published works included Catalogue of the Chiroptera in the collection of the British Museum (1878), Monograph of the Insectivora, systematic and anatomical (1882–90), and Medical hints to travellers (1889). FRS 1883.




ODNB: Oxford dictionary of national biography: from the earliest times to the year 2000. (Revised edition.) Edited by H. C. G. Matthew and Brian Harrison. 60 vols. and index. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2004.