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GOODALE, George Lincoln, botanist, born in Saco, Maine, 3 August, 1839. He was graduated at Amherst in 1860, and received his medical degree at Harvard and Bowdoin in 1863. For three years he practiced in Portland and was instructor of anatomy in the Portland school for medical instruction, becoming also in 1864 state assayer of Maine. In 1867 he was called to the chair of natural science and applied chemistry in Bowdoin, and in 1868 was made professor of materia medica in the medical school of Maine, and also a member of the board of agriculture. He resigned these offices in 1872, and became instructor in botany and University lecturer on vegetable physiology in Harvard. In 1873 he was made assistant professor of vegetable physiology, in 1878 professor of botany, and in 1879 director of the botanic garden. Dr. Goodale was elected a member of the council of Harvard College library in 1875, and in 1881 a member of the faculty of the Museum of comparative anatomy. He is a member of the American academy of arrs and sciences and of other scientific societies. Besides various memoirs on botanical subjects, Dr. Goodale has published "Wild Flowers of North America" (Boston, 1882) ; "Vegetable Physiology" (New York, 1885) ; and "Vegetable Histology" (1885). The last two with other matter have been combined under the title of " Physiological Botany," to form the 2d volume of Gray's "Botanical Text-Book" (1885).
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