Author:William Henry Flower

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Sir William Henry Flower
K.C.B., LL.D., F.R.S.; Director of the British Natural History Museum; Hunterian Professor of Comparative Anatomy and Physiology; English comparative anatomist and surgeon. Flower became a leading authority on mammals, and especially on the primate brain. He supported Thomas Henry Huxley in an important controversy with Richard Owen about the human brain, and eventually succeeded Owen as Director of the Natural History Museum
This author wrote articles for the Dictionary of National Biography, and the list on this page is complete to 1901.
Articles written by this author are designated in the DNB by the initials "W. H. F-r."
This author wrote articles for the 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica.
Articles attributed to this author are designated in EB1911 by the initials "W. H. F."
Sir William Henry Flower


  • Fashion in deformity : as illustrated in the customs of barbarous and civilized races (1882) (external scan)
  • An introduction to the osteology of the mammalia (1885) (external scan)
  • List of the specimens of Cetacea in the Zoological Department of the British Museum (1885) (external scan)
  • An introduction to the study of mammals, living and extinct (1891) (external scan)
  • The horse : a study in natural history (1892) (external scan)
  • Essays on museums and other subjects connected with natural history (1898) (external scan)

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