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The Contributions of Sir John Lubbock (Lord Avebury) to Insect Physiology

  • Vincent B. Wigglesworth

Abstract

Dr. Neave’s History of the Entomological Society of London, published on the occasion of our centenary in 1933, contains, among much other interesting matter, brief biographies of twenty distinguished Fellows. At that time I was a junior member of Council, and, as I well remember, there were naturally some differences of opinion about the selection of the names to be included in this list. Some of us pressed for the inclusion of the name of John Lubbock; but the President, Professor Poulton, was adamant on this point; for he maintained that in his later years Lord Avebury had lost interest in the work of the Society. I am venturing to use the present opportunity to make good what I felt to be an unfortunate omission on that occasion.

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Carbon Disulphide Insect Physiology Entomological Society Chinese White Junior Member 
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© V. B. Wigglesworth 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • Vincent B. Wigglesworth
    • 1
  1. 1.Agricultural Research Council Unit of Insect PhysiologyUniversity of CambridgeUSA

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