The New Student's Reference Work/Weismann, August

Weismann (vīs′män), August, a distinguished German zoölogist, was born at Frankfort-on-the-Main on Jan. 17, 1834, and studied medicine at Göttingen, Paris and Vienna. He early showed a decided fondness for natural science, being specially interested in biology. In 1873 he was appointed professor at Freiburg, and has since devoted himself enthusiastically to research. His writings embrace Studies in the Theory of Descent, Germ Plasm, Essays on Heredity and other works bearing on evolution.