Prof. W. E. Le Gros Clark, F.R.S

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    PROF. WILFRED E. LE GROS CLABK, whose appointment to the chair of anatomy at University College, London, vacant since the sudden death of Prof. H. H. Woollard in January last, will take effect as from October 1 next, has been professor of anatomy in the University of Oxford since 1934. Born on June 5, 1895, he was educated at Blundell's School, Tiverton, and passed through the Medical School of St. Thomas's Hospital, London, where he was a pupil in anatomy of Prof. F. C. Parsons, well known as ail anthropologist, and an authority on the physical characters of the peoples of Britain. During the Great War, Prof. Clark served in the R.A.M.C. with the rank of captain, and after demobilization was for two years principal medical officer of Sarawak, Borneo. He returned to England in 1922 and in 1924 became reader in anatomy in the University of London. Three years later, in 1927, he was appointed to the chair of anatomy at St. Bartholomew's Hospital, London, transferring to the chair of anatomy at St. Thomas's Hospital in 1930 on the retirement of Prof. Parsons. Apart from his contributions to anatomical and medical journals, Prof. Ls Gros Clark is the author of a number of authoritative studies on anthropological topics, including more particularly the physical characters of the Eskimo and the comparative morphology of early man and the anthropoids, his most considerable contribution to discussion of the latter being his “Early Forerunners of Man”, which appeared in 1934.

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    Prof. W. E. Le Gros Clark, F.R.S. Nature 143, 931 (1939) doi:10.1038/143931a0

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