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Joseph Leidy : the last man who knew everything / Leonard Warren.

By: Warren, Leonard, 1924-Material type: TextTextPublication details: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©1998. Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 303 pages) : illustrationsContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 0585359733; 9780585359731Subject(s): Leidy, Joseph, 1823-1891 | Leidy, Joseph, 1823-1891 | Naturalists -- United States -- Biography | NATURE -- Reference | SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- General | SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Biology | BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Science & Technology | Naturalists | United States | Natuurlijke historie | Paleontologie | Anatomie | Verenigde Staten | Science | Natural History | Biology | History | Science | Biological Science Disciplines | Natural Science Disciplines | Humanities | Disciplines and Occupations | Biology - General | Biology | Health & Biological SciencesGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Biographies. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Joseph Leidy.DDC classification: 570/.92 | B LOC classification: QH31.L6 | W37 1998ebOnline resources: Click here to access online 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.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-290) and index.

"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.

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