Henri de Blainville and the animal series: A nineteenth-century chain of being

@article{Appel1980HenriDB,
  title={Henri de Blainville and the animal series: A nineteenth-century chain of being},
  author={T. Appel},
  journal={Journal of the History of Biology},
  year={1980},
  volume={13},
  pages={291-319}
}
  • T. Appel
  • Published 1 September 1980
  • Philosophy
  • Journal of the History of Biology
In 1839, Henri Marie Ducrotay de Blainville (1 777-1850), professor of zoology and comparative anatomy at the Faculty of Sciences in Paris, began a course in the history of science entitled "The Principles of Zoology Deduced from the Progress of Science from Aristotle to the Present."' A systematist in all he undertook, Blainville chose to organize his course around great men, savants whom he believed to be the "personification of an epoch, of a degree of development of science."2 These… 
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