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Author Warren, Leonard, 1924-

Title Joseph Leidy : the last man who knew everything / Leonard Warren
Published New Haven : Yale University Press, [1998]
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 303 pages) : illustrations
Summary "Leidy was the first in America to use the microscope as a tool in forensic medicine. He established the concept of parasitism and became the father of American protozoology and parasitology, describing for the first time Trichina in the pig, the source of the human disease trichinosis. As the founder of American vertebrate paleontology, he was the first to describe a dinosaur and many other extinct animals in America". -- Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-290) and index
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Subject Leidy, Joseph, 1823-1891.
Naturalists -- United States -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0585359733 (electronic bk.)
9780585359731 (electronic bk.)
(cloth ; alk. paper)