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Isidore Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire

1805–61

French zoologist. Succeeded his father, Etienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, as professor at the Muséum d’histoire naturelle in 1841. Continued his father’s work in teratology. Became professor of zoology at the Sorbonne in 1850.

Sources

DBF

DSB.

Bibliography

DBF: Dictionnaire de biographie Française. Under the direction of J. Balteau et al. 21 vols. (A–Le Nain) to date. Paris: Librairie Letouzey & Ané. 1933–.

DSB: Dictionary of scientific biography. Edited by Charles Coulston Gillispie and Frederic L. Holmes. 18 vols. including index and supplements. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons. 1970–90.

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