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William Henry Flower

British scientist

Died when: 67 years 213 days (811 months)
Star Sign: Sagittarius

 

William Henry Flower

Sir William Henry Flower (30 November 1831 – 1 July 1899) was an English surgeon, museum curator and comparative anatomist, who became a leading authority on mammals and especially on the primate brain.

He supported Thomas Henry Huxley in an important controversy with Richard Owen about the human brain and eventually succeeded Owen as Director of the Natural History Museum in London.


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