On Ducks and Auks


    WHEN the grave, a few months ago, closed over the remains of W. Kitchen Parker, there still remained with those who knew him the memory of an excellent man and brilliant anatomist. None save one devoted to the science could have worked on as he did, often amid many cares and troubles, feeling a high delight in his work, and considering the attainment of knowledge to be its own reward. From a very early period of his life all his spare moments were devoted to anatomical research, and the hour of death overtook him while as yet, though full of years, he was labouring still.

    On the Morphology of the Duck and Auk Tribes.

    By W. Kitchen Parker With Nine Plates. (London: Williams and Norgate, 1890.)

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    On Ducks and Auks. Nature 43, 486–487 (1891). https://doi.org/10.1038/043486a0

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