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Dobson trained for a career in natural science and entered the medical corps of the British Army in 1868. His first and main assignment was to India, where he made good use of his background in anatomy in a careful study of the bats of that country. This work produced a series of papers and culminated in the landmark volume Catalogue of the Chiroptera in the Collection of the British Museum (1878). Dobson also carried out important work on the form and classification of the Insectivora, and is known to have done some impressive early anthropological photography on the Andaman Islanders. After twenty years in the service of his country he retired from the military in 1888 with the rank of surgeon-major; around this time, however, he fell ill with an ultimately fatal affliction and was able to do little further work.
--born in Edgeworthstown, county Longford, Ireland,
4 September 1848.
For Additional Information, See:
--Oxford Dictionary of National Biography,
Vol. 16 (2004).
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