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The Huxley Memorial Lecture and Medal of the Royal Anthropological Institute

    Naturevolume 115page752 (1925) | Download Citation

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    IT is especially incumbent upon anthropologists to preserve the memory of Huxley; for he did more than any other scientific thinker of the nineteenth century to remove misconceptions as to the aim of the science and to combat the prejudice with which it was regarded in the early days of its development. The Royal Anthropological Institute, however, is peculiarly indebted to him, for he was in a sense its founder. It was largely due to his tact and powers of conciliation when, as president of the Ethnological Society, he was carrying on negotiations with representatives of the Anthropological Society, that the differences of the two societies were composed, and an amalgamation followed which led to the foundation of the Institute in 1870.

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