Jeffries Wyman

Jeffries Wyman ( August 11, 1814 *, † September 4, 1874 ) was an American naturalist and anatomist.

His studies at Harvard Medical School, he graduated from in 1837. He was appointed in 1839 to the trustee of the Lowell Institute, Boston, and this institution was connected until 1842. The Lowell Institute enabled him to study 1841-1842 in Europe. Among his teachers in London proposals included Richard Owen. The Chair at Harvard Medical School, had hoped to Jeffries Wyman, however, went to Asa Gray.

In 1843 he was appointed professor of anatomy and physiology at Hampden - Sydney College, Richmond, Virginia.

A series of letters he wrote to his friend in Boston and colleagues David Humphreys Storer 1842-1848, but his dissatisfaction with the teaching institution and his life in the southern states occupy.

The appeal to the chair of anatomy at Harvard College was 1847. He held the job held until his death. He was also the first curator of the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology in 1866. His areas of expertise included the Comparative Anatomy and he has published more than 70 scientific publications. In 1858 he was president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.


  • Physician (19th century)
  • Zoologist
  • Americans
  • Born in 1814
  • Died in 1874
  • Man
  • Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science