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The glands of Owen…who was Owen?

Published:October 07, 2015DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.surg.2015.08.035
      Most endocrine surgeons are familiar with the “Glands of Owen,” but few know about Sir Richard Owen's interesting life and professional career. Richard Owen was a 19th-century British surgeon who became a naturalist, anatomist, and internationally respected vertebrate paleontologist. In just his third decade of life, The Times reported that “there is not a more distinguished man of science in the country” than Professor Owen.

      1856, January 25. The Times. London (UK), p. 6.

      When one considers his modest background, Owen's professional accomplishments and social ascent were indeed remarkable.
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