Reference numberEC/1895/04
TitleBourne, Sir Alfred Gibbs: certificate of election to the Royal Society
CitationProfessor of Biology in the Presidency College, Madras. Fellow of University College, London. For many years engaged in teaching and in researches upon Comparative Anatomy and Embryology, especially of Invertebrata. Especially known tocomparative anatomists for his discoveries in the structure of leeches, and as discoverer of the hydroid phase of Limnocodium, also of two remarkable new genera of Choetopod worms, described by him as Haplobranchus and Choetobranchus. Author of the following, as well as several other memoirs: - 'On the Structure of the Nephridia of the Medicinal Leech' (Quart Journ Micros Sci, 1880); 'Contributions to the Anatomy of the Hirudinea' (ibid, 1884); 'On the Hydroid Form of Limnocodium' (Proc Roy Soc, 1884); 'On the Supposed Communication of the Vascular Sustem with the Exterior in Pleurobranchus' (Quart Journ Micros Sci, 1885). Since he has been in India, Professor Bourne has sent home important researches on Indian Earthworms, on Choetobranchus (a new naidform worm), on a new Protoplasm, and some valuable experimental researches on the suicide of Scorpions. (Proc Roy Soc, 1889).
ProposersFrom Personal Knowledge: E Ray Lankester; Frank E Beddard; W F R Weldon; W C McIntosh; A M Norman; Edward B Poulton; John Lubbock
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Bourne, Sir Alfred Gibbs: certificate of election to the Royal Society

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