James Cossar Ewart and the Origins of the Animal Breeding Research Department in Edinburgh, 1895–1920

  title={James Cossar Ewart and the Origins of the Animal Breeding 
Research Department in Edinburgh, 1895–1920},
  author={C. Button},
  journal={Journal of the History of Biology},
  • C. Button
  • Published 2018
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of the History of Biology
In 1919 the Animal Breeding Research Department was established in Edinburgh. This Department, later renamed the Institute of Animal Genetics, forged an international reputation, eventually becoming the centrepiece of a cluster of new genetics research units and institutions in Edinburgh after the Second World War. Yet despite its significance for institutionalising animal genetics research in the UK, the origins and development of the Department have not received as much scholarly attention as… Expand
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