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Prof. F. Jeffrey Bell


    THE death on April i, following an accident, of Francis Jeffrey Bell, in his seventieth year, removes a familiar figure from the world of London zoologists and the rooms of the Athenseum. The eldest son of F. J. Bell of Calcutta, and a relation of Sir Charles Bell the anatomist, Bell entered Magdalen College, Oxford, in 1874, studied under Rolleston, and took honours in natural science in 1878. In that year he was appointed an assistant in the zoological department of the British Museum under Dr. Giinther, a post which he held until his retirement in 1919. He was also professor of comparative anatomy at King's College, London, from 1879 to 1896, when he was made professor emeritus and a fellow of the College. In 1879 appeared his excellent translation of Gegenbaur's “Comparative Anatomy,” still a valued work of reference, and in 1885 he published a “Manual of Comparative Anatomy and Physiology,” which was in its time widely used by medical students.

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