Publication Date


Advisor(s) - Committee Chair

L.Y. Lancaster, M.C. Ford, Earl Moore, Finley Grise

Degree Program

Department of Biology

Degree Type

Master of Arts


This study was undertaken with the idea of bringing together information concerning some of the most important Kentuckians who have made contributions to the biological sciences. In order that we may better understand and appreciate the work done by these men, it was thought best to give a brief discussion of the major periods in the history of biological development. An attempt will be made to interpret the contributions of the men discussed, according to the period in which they lived. Only a sufficient number of men are discussed in each epoch to give a correct picture of the trends of that period.


Arts and Humanities | Biology | History | History of Science, Technology, and Medicine | Life Sciences | United States History