The Times/1891/Obituary/George Thomas Bettany
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The death is announced of Mr. George T. Bettany, M.A., which took place at Dulwich on Wednesday. Although Mr. Bettany had been in indifferent health for some months past, the end was very sudden, the immediate cause of death being heart disease. Mr. Bettany, who has born at Penzance on March 30, 1850, was educated privately, at Guy's Hospital, and at Caius College, Cambridge, where he was Tancred Student in Medicine, Foundation Scholar in Natural Science, and Shuttleworth Scholar. He graduated at London University B.Sc. in 1871, with first class honours in geology; B.A. Cambridge, 1874 (bracketed third in first class of Natural Sciences Tripos, 1873); and M.A. in 1877. He lectured for some years on biology at Girton and Newnham Colleges, Cambridge, and was lecturer on botany at Guy's Hospital from 1877 to 1886. He edited Ward, Lock, and Co.'s "Science Primers for the People," and the "Popular Library for Literary Treasures," and "The Minerva Library of Famous Books," and occupied the position of English editor of Lippincott's Monthly Magazine. Mr. Bettany was the author, among other works, of "The Morphology of the Skull" (conjointly with Professor Parker), "Elementary Physiology," "Life of Charles Darwin," "The World's Inhabitants," and "The World's Religions." He was also a contributor to the "Dictionary of National Biography," The Times, the Athenæum, and other journals.