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Prof. E. C. Starks

Nature volume 131, page 576 (22 April 1933) | Download Citation



WITH the passing at a comparatively early age of Prof. Edwin C. Starks, American ichthyological science has suffered yet another grievous loss, following, as it does, close upon the deaths of David Starr Jordan, Charles H, Gilbert, Carl H. Eigenmann and Barton Warren Evermann. Thus, within a comparatively few years the five zoologists, who, with Theodore N. Gill (1837–1914), may be said to have dominated the study of fishes in the United States during the last half century, have died.

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