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Ward, Henry Baldwin (04 March 1865–30 November 1945), zoologist and parasitologist, was born in Troy, New York, the son of Richard Halsted Ward, a physician, and Charlotte Allen Baldwin. His father was much interested in the medical use of the microscope and was the first president of the American Microscopical Society. As a youngster, Ward was educated in the Troy public schools. He received an A.B. from Williams College (Williamstown, Massachusetts) in 1885 and taught science at Troy High School for three years. From 1888 to 1890 he studied at the universities of Göttingen, Freiburg, and Leipzig in Germany and spent the summers at the marine laboratories of Naples, Ville-Franche-sur-Mer, and Helgoland. He then entered Harvard, from which he received his Ph.D. in zoology in 1892 with a dissertation on the marine worm ...