Francis Maitland Balfour (1851-1882)

"My object will have been fully attained if I have succeeded in adding a few stones to the edifice, the foundations of which were laid by Mr Darwin in his work on the Origin of Species." (1876-1878)

British morphologist and embryologist, like Lankester one of a few who were interested in reconstructing phylogeny in the decades after the Origin. Killed in a climbing accident on Mont Blanc in Switzerland.

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