The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Fischer, Paul Henri

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FISCHER, Paul Henri, French naturalist: b. Paris 1835; d. 1893. He studied science and medicine, securing doctorates in both, and became assistant in paleontology at the Museum of Natural History. He was made assistant naturalist there in 1872. After 1856 he was joint editor of the Journal de Conchyliologie and served several terms as president of the Société Géologique de France and the Société Zoologique de France. He published ‘Fauna conchyliologique marine de la Gironde et du sud-ouest de la France’ (1865; enlarged ed., 1875); ‘Recherches sur les Actinies des côtes océaniques de France’ (1876); ‘Manuel de conchyliologie’ (1885); ‘Paléontologie de l'ile de Rhodes’ (1887).