American comparative anatomist and ethnologist. Curator of the Lowell Institute, Boston, 1839–42. Travelled in Europe, 1841–2. Professor of anatomy and physiology, Hampden-Sydney College, Virginia, 1843–8. Hersey Professor of anatomy, Harvard College, 1847–74. Curator, Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard, 1866–74.
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