George Edward Dobson
|George Edward Dobson|
|Born||4 September 1848
Edgeworthstown, County Longford, Ireland
|Died||26 November 1895|
He was the eldest son of Parke Dobson  and was educated at the Royal School Enniskillen and then at Trinity College, Dublin.  He gained the degrees of Bachelor of Arts in 1866, Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery and Master of Surgery in 1867 and Master of Arts in 1875.
In 1872 he was posted to the Andaman Islands, where he made a number of anthropological photographs of the Andamanese. He became an army surgeon after 1867 serving in India, a posting he kept until his retirement in 1888.
Dobson was an expert on small mammals, especially bats ( the Chiroptera) and Insectivora. He was a member of several scientific societies, the Royal Society (elected 1883), the Linnean Society of London and the Zoological Society of London. He was a corresponding member of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia and of the Biological Society of Washington.
- Catalogue of the Chiroptera in Collection of British Museum (1878)
- Monograph of the Asiatic Chiroptera (1876)
- A Monograph of the Insectivora, systematic and anatomical (three parts, John Van Voorst, Londres, 1882-1890.
- Proceedings of the Royal Society. Volume 59. p 15. Royal Society. 1896
- Obituary. British Medical Journal.1895 November 30; 2(1822): 1392
- Hugh Chisholm: The Encyclopædia Britannica: a dictionary of arts, sciences, literature and general information (1910-1922) p. VIII
- New York Times Obituary: George Edward Dobson dead. November 26, 1895
- Sidney Lee (editor): Dictionary of National Biography. Supplement Volume 2: Chippendale to Hoste. The MacMillan Company, New York; Smith, Elder & Co, London. 1901.
- Works written by or about George Edward Dobson at Wikisource
- Chrono-Biographical Sketches Dobson, George Edward (Ireland 1848-1895)