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FAIRCHILD, Herman Le Roy, naturalist, born in Montrose, Pennsylvania, 29. April 1850. He was graduated at Cornell in 1874, where he received the degree of B.S. From 1874 till 1876 he was professor of natural sciences in Wyoming seminary, and from 1877 till 1878 professor" of geology ad interim at Vassar. Professor Fairchild then went to New York, where he has been occupied as lecturer in natural sciences in New York schools and in the Cooper Union. He is a member of several scientific societies, and is secretary of the New York academy of sciences. His contributions to literature include articles on comparative physiology in the "Popular Science Monthly," and more technical papers in the "Transactions of the New York Academy of Sciences." He has also published " A History of the New York Academy of Sciences, formerly the Lyceum of Natural History" (New York, 1887).
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