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Dr. F. A. Dixey, F.R.S

Nature volume 135, page 213 (09 February 1935) | Download Citation



FREDERICK AUGUSTUS DIXEY commenced his scientific career as a medical man and took the degree of B.M., B.Ch., Oxon, in 1884, followed by the D.M. in 1891. He was for a while demonstrator in physiology at University College, London, and also at Oxford from 1883; and a histological preparation made by him was used for an illustration still reproduced in Quain's “Anatomy”. But it was as an entomologist that Dixey will be remembered: his first entomological publication was on the phylo-genetic significance of wing markings in certain Nymphalid butterflies, and until his death on January 16, in his eightieth year, he was associated with the study of evolutionary entomology at Oxford, so intimately bound up with the name of Poulton.

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