Brookes, Joshua (1761 -1833)

Joshua Brookes studied anatomy under William Hunter and other eminent surgeons in London and Paris. On his return to London he began to teach anatomy and develop a vast museum of specimens illustrating human and comparative anatomy which formed the basis of the Brookesian Museum of Comparative Anatomy. Brookes' principal scientific discovery was in a new method of preserving subjects for class dissections and lectures. For this he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1819.

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Brookes, Joshua (1761 - 1833) (Stamp 1) Monogram: J B
Crest: A heron holding in its beak an eel
Heraldic Charges: eel, Heraldic Charges: heron
Brookes, Joshua (1761 - 1833) (Stamp 2) Monogram: J B