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Darwin Correspondence Project

Edwin Lankester


Surgeon, physician, medical reformer, anatomist, botanist, and popular author and lecturer. Founder and editor of the Journal of Social Science, 1865–74. Secretary for the biological section of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1839–64; of the Ray Society from 1844. President of the Microscopical Society of London, 1859. FRS 1845.



Medical directory 1845–75.


DNB: Dictionary of national biography. Edited by Leslie Stephen and Sidney Lee. 63 vols. and 2 supplements (6 vols.). London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1912. Dictionary of national biography 1912–90. Edited by H. W. C. Davis et al. 9 vols. London: Oxford University Press. 1927–96.

Medical directory: The London medical directory … every physician, surgeon, and general practitioner resident in London. London: C. Mitchell. 1845. The London and provincial medical directory. London: John Churchill. 1848–60. The London & provincial medical directory, inclusive of the medical directory for Scotland, and the medical directory for Ireland, and general medical register. London: John Churchill. 1861–9. The medical directory … including the London and provincial medical directory, the medical directory for Scotland, the medical directory for Ireland. London: J. & A. Churchill. 1870–1905.