J. G. Garson biography

J. G. Garson



Who is J. G. Garson?

Dr. J. G. Garson was a British anthropologist.

Born at Orkney in Scotland, he obtained the degree Doctor of Medicine at the University of Edinburgh in 1878, having already been admitted to the Royal College of Surgeons in that city. His education continued in Leipzig, Vienna and Berlin. He was widely recognised as an authority on anthropology, a long-serving and prominent council member of Royal Anthropological Institute, publishing in their journal, and attached to the anthropological section of the British Association, editing and revising their new edition of Notes and Queries on Anthropology. He read papers as a lecturer in comparative anatomy and produced the chapter on osteology in H. Ling Roth's The Aborigines of Tasmania.


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