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date: 16 December 2019

Abercrombie, Michaellocked

  • Peter Medawar
  • , revised by L. Wolpert


Abercrombie, Michael (1912–1979), biologist, was born at The Gallows, Ryton, Dymock, Gloucestershire, on 14 August 1912, the third son in the family of three sons and a daughter of Lascelles Abercrombie (1881–1938), poet and critic, and his wife, Catherine (1881–1968), daughter of Owen Gwatkin...

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