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Frans Cornelis (Franciscus Cornelius) Donders


Dutch physiologist and ophthalmologist. MD, Leiden, 1840. Professor of anatomy at Utrecht military school; professor of physiology at the University of Utrecht, 1862. President of the science section of the Royal Amsterdam Academy of Sciences, 1865–83. Founder and director of a physiology laboratory at the University of Utrecht, 1866–88. Founder and director of the Netherlands Hospital for Eye Patients, 1858–83. FRS 1866.



Proceedings of the Royal Society of London 49 (1890–1): vii–xxiv

Tort 1996


NNBW: Nieuw Nederlandsch biografisch Woordenboek. Edited by P. C. Molhuysen et al. 10 vols. Leiden: A. W. Sijthoff’s Uitgevers-Maatschappij. 1911–37.

Tort, Patrick. 1996. Dictionnaire du Darwinisme et de l’evolution. 3 vols. Paris: Presses Universitaires de France.