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Men of the Time, eleventh edition/Bastian, Henry Charlton

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BASTIAN, Henry Charlton, M.D., F.R.S., F.L.S., was born at Truro, in Cornwall, April 26, 1837; was educated at a private school at Falmouth, and in University College, London. He graduated M.A. in 1861, M.B. in 1863, and M.D. in 1866; these degrees being conferred by the University of London. He was elected F.R.S. in 1868, and F.R.C.P. in 1871. Dr. Bastian is also a Fellow of several Medical Societies. In 1866 he was appointed Lecturer on Pathology, and Assistant-Physician to St. Mary's Hospital. These posts he held until his appointment as Professor of Pathological Anatomy in University College, and Assistant-Physician to University College Hospital in Dec. 1867. He was elected a physician to this hospital in 1871; and in 1878, on taking charge of inpatients, a professorship of clinical medicine was conferred upon him. Dr. Bastian was Dean of the Faculty of Medicine in University College during the sessions 1874–5, and 1875–6; and he served as Examiner in Medicine to the Queen's University in Ireland for 1876–79. Dr. Bastian has published the following works:—"The Modes of Origin of Lowest Organisms," 1871; "The Beginnings of Life," 2 vols., 1872; "Evolution and the Origin of Life," 1874; "Clinical Lectures on the Common Forms of Paralysis from Brain Disease," 1875; and "The Brain as an Organ of Mind," 1880. The latter work has been translated into French and German. He is also the author of "Memoirs on Nematoids: Parasitic and Free," in the Philosophical Transactions and the Transactions of the Linnæan Society. In his monograph on the Anguillulidæ he described 100 new species discovered by him in this country. He is also the author of numerous papers on Pathology, in the Transactions of the Pathological Society; of papers on the more recondite departments of Cerebral Physiology in the Journal of Mental Science, and other periodicals; and of some joint articles with the editor in Dr. Reynold's "System of Medicine;" and he is also one of the principal contributors to Quain's "Dictionary of Medicine" (1882), having written nearly the whole of the articles on Diseases of the Spinal Cord, as well as many others on Diseases of the Nervous System.