The Times/1905/Obituary/George Bond Howes


Dr. George Bond Howes, LL.D, D.Sc., F.R.S., died at his residence, Ingledene, Barrowgate-road, Chiswick, on Saturday, aged 51. Dr. Howes was the eldest some of the late Mr. Thomas Johnson Howes, and the grandson of the late Captain George A. Bond, H.E.L.C. Service. He was educated at a private school, and entered the service of the Science and Art Department in 1874, and assisted Professor Huxley in the early development of his practical method of laboratory instruction in biology in the Biological division of the Royal School of Mines. In 1881 he was appointed Demonstrator in Biology in the Normal School of Science and Royal School of Mines, and in 1885 Assistant Professor. Dr. Howes held many other scientific appointments during his career. He was formerly Lecturer on Comparative Anatomy to St. George's Hospital Medical School, a vice-president and member of the council of the Zoological Society, and hon. Zoological secretary of the Linnean Society of London, hon. Treasurer of the Anatomical Society, ex-president of the Malacological Society of London, president of Section D, British Association, 1902, Examiner in Zoology to the Universities of London and of Wales, in the Honours School of Animal Morphology, Oxford University, in Zoology and Comparative Anatomy to the Victorian University and the University of New Zealand, and Assistant Examiner in Elementary Physiology, Biology and Zoology to the Science and Art Department. In 1895 Dr. Howes succeeded Professor Huxley as Professor of Zoology, Royal College of Science, London. He was a corresponding member of the New York Academy of Science, hon. member of the Yorkshire Philosophic Society, the Essex Field Club, the Nottingham Naturalists' Society, the New Zealand Institute, and the Royal Society of Victoria. Dr. Howes's published works include the "Atlas of Practical Elementary Biology," now revised as the "Atlas of Elementary Zootomy," and numerous zoological papers dealing chiefly with vertebrate morphology.

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