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Harrison, Ross Granvillelocked

(13 January 1870–30 September 1959)
  • Jane Maienschein


Harrison, Ross Granville (13 January 1870–30 September 1959), biologist, was born in Germantown, Pennsylvania, the son of Samuel Harrison, a mechanical engineer, and Catherine Barrington Diggs. Harrison’s family moved from Germantown to Baltimore during his childhood, and he prepared at local schools to enter the Johns Hopkins University in 1886. Declaring his interest in medicine at that time, he completed his A.B. at age nineteen and continued on to graduate school in biology at Johns Hopkins, finishing his Ph.D. there in 1894. Along the way he established close lifelong friendships with fellow students such as ...

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