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November 29, 1924


JAMA. 1924;83(22):1782-1783. doi:10.1001/jama.1924.02660220058028

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Seventy-Fifth Birthday of Professor Vejdovsky  Prof. Francis Vejdovsky celebrated his seventy-fifth birthday, October 24. Professor Vejdovsky is the senior of Czech zoologists. He started his teaching career in the Prague School of Technology but soon entered the teaching staff of the Czech University in Prague, with which he was connected until 1919. Professor Vejdovsky is one of the representatives of morphologic investigators in zoology and is widely known through his researches in the French, English and Russian literature. Cambridge University honored him some time ago by conferring on him the honorary doctor's degree. In his own country he holds many prominent positions, among others the presidency of the Royal Society of Science. He is the creator of a number of systems of animal species, and described a great many new ones. His publication on the crustacean bathynella some time ago has aroused considerable interest. Most of his energies were devoted

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