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Joseph Leidy : the last man who knew everything

Author: Leonard Warren
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Warren, Leonard, 1924-
Joseph Leidy.
New Haven : Yale University Press, c1998
(DLC) 98013015
(OCoLC)38566507
Named Person: Joseph Leidy; Joseph Leidy; Joseph Leidy
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Leonard Warren
ISBN: 0585359733 9780585359731
OCLC Number: 47011546
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 303 p.) : ill.
Responsibility: Leonard Warren.

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"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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