J. G. Garson

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Dr. J. G. Garson (c.1861–1932) was a British anthropologist.

Born at Orkney in Scotland, he obtained the degree Doctor of Medicine at the University of Edinburgh in 1878, having already been admitted to the Royal College of Surgeons in that city. His education continued in Leipzig, Vienna and Berlin. He was widely recognised as an authority on anthropology, a long-serving and prominent council member of Royal Anthropological Institute, publishing in their journal, and attached to the anthropological section of the British Association, editing and revising their new edition of Notes and Queries on Anthropology (1892).[1] He read papers as a lecturer in comparative anatomy[2] and produced the chapter on osteology in H. Ling Roth's The Aborigines of Tasmania.[3]


  1. ^ "Obit". Nature 129: 931. 25 June 1932. doi:10.1038/129931a0. 
  2. ^ On the Physical Characteristics of the Lapps. J. G. Garson The Journal of the Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland Vol. 15, (1886), pp. 235-238
  3. ^ The Aborigines of Tasmania by H. Ling Roth ; assisted by Marion E. Butler and Jas. Backhouse Walker ; with a chapter on the osteology by J.G. Garson ; preface by Edward B. Tylor