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PostSubject: George Dobson   Sat Jun 05, 2010 4:26 pm

George Dobson. Zoologist, chiefly remembered for his laborious investigation into the structure and classification of the chiroptera and insectivora, on both of which he became the chief authority of his time." After graduating with medical training (1867) from Trinity College, Dublin, he rose to the rank of surgeon lieutenant colonel in the army. He also served in the Zulu war of 1879. He was awarded the gold medal of the Dublin Pathological Society for his essay on Diagnosis and Pathology of the Injuries and Diseases of the Shoulderblade. He contributed the sections for Insectivora, Chiroptera, and Rodentia, in the article Mammalia and the articles Mole,Shrew, and Vampire to the ninth edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica.

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PostSubject: Re: George Dobson   Sun Mar 12, 2017 11:48 am

George Edward Dobson was born in Edgeworthstown, Longford on 4th September 1844. He was the son of Parke Dobson, M.D. of Killinagh, Westmeath. He was educated at the Royal School, Enniskillen and Trinity College, Dublin (B.A. 1866, M.B. and M.Ch 1867, M.A. 1875, Member of Senate 1875-95). In 1868 he was an Assistant Surgeon in the British Army. In March 1873 he was a Surgeon and in March 1888 a Surgeon Lieutenant Colonel. He retired in April 1888. He served in the Zulu War 1879 and was sometime in charge of the museum at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Netley. He died on 26th November 1895.

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