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Busk, George

Born: 1807 AD
Died: 1886 AD
Nationality: English
Categories: Biologists, Surgeon

1807 – Born in August 12th in St. Petersburg, Russia. British surgeon, zoologist and palaeontologist.

1832 – He was appointed assistant-surgeon to the Greenwich Hospital.

1842 – He had assisted in editing the Microscopical Journal.

1850 – He was elected F.R.S. and was an active member of the Linnean, Geological and other societies.

         – He received the Royal Society’s Royal medal.

1855 – He retired from service and settled in London, where he devoted himself mainly to the study of zoology and palaeontology.

1856 – He was Hunterian professor of comparative anatomy and physiology in the Royal College of Surgeons.

1865 – He edited the Quarterly Journal of Microscopical Science and the Natural History Review.

1871 – He became president of the college.

1873 – Became the president of the Anthropological Institute.

         – Received the Geological Society’s Wollaston and Lyell medals.

1886 – Died on August 10th in London, England.