Geoffrey H. Bourne

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Geoffrey H. Bourne
Born 17 November 1909
Died 19 July 1988(1988-07-19) (aged 78)
Nationality Australian-U.S.
Fields anatomy and primatology
Institutions Yerkes Regional Primate Research Center
Known for adrenal gland

Geoffrey Howard Bourne (17 November 1909 – 19 July 1988) was an Australian-American anatomist and primatologist. In particular, he studied the adrenal gland, conducting pioneering work in histochemistry.

Bourne was director of Yerkes Regional Primate Research Center from 1962 until his death.


  • Bourne, G. H. (1949) The Mammalian Adrenal Gland
  • (1956) Biochemistry and Physiology of Bone
  • (1957) Vitamin C in the Animal Cell
  • (ed.) (1961) Physiological and Pathological Aging
  • (1962) Structure and Function of Muscle
  • (1970) Ape People
  • (1974a) Non-Human Primates and Medical Research
  • (1974b) Primate Odyssey
  • (1975) The Gentle Giants: The Gorilla Story'
  • (ed.) (1977) Human and Veterinary Nutrition
  • (ed.) (1988) Sociological and Medical Aspects of Nutrition


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