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Dr. H. O. Forbes

Nature volume 131, pages 460461 (01 April 1933) | Download Citation



DR. HENRY OGG FORBES, who died at Selsey on October 27, 1932, was well known among travellers and naturalists in the latter part of the last century, but his activities had been for many years cut short by constant ill-health and consequent seclusion-. The second son of the Rev. Alexander Forbes of Dunblade, Aberdeenshire, he was born on January 30, 1851, and educated at Aberdeen Grammar School and afterwards at the Universities of Aberdeen and Edinburgh. He proposed to enter the medical profession, but owing to the accidental loss of an eye, he abandoned this career, although he had almost completed the necessary examinations.

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