Herbert George Flaxman Spurrell
Herbert George Flaxman Spurrell (
20 June 1877- 8 November 1918), the biologist, physician and author, was the only son of the architect Herbert Spurrell and Harriet Rebecca Blaxland. He was a nephew of the archaeologist Flaxman Charles John Spurrelland a member of the Spurrellfamily of Norfolk.
A student of
Gustav Mann, Spurrell went on to discover and classify fish, reptiles and frogs from the Gold Coast and South America, and was a Fellow of the Zoological Society.
First World Warhe served as a Captainin the Royal Army Medical Corps; he died of pneumonia at Alexandria, Egypt, on 8 November 1918.
He was also the author of a number of books, both scientific and fictional:
* "The Commonwealth of Cells: Some popular essays on human physiology", 1901, Bailliere, Tindall & Cox
* "Out of the Past", 1903, Greening
* "At Sunrise: A story of the Beltane", 1904, Greening
* "Patriotism: A biological study", 1911, George Bell & Sons
* "Modern Man and his Forerunners: A short study of the human species living and extinct", 1917, George Bell & Sons
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