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Kettlewell, H. B. D. (1907–1979)
Daniel R. Wilson
Henry Bernard Davis Kettlewell, MD, an outstanding physician, lepidopterist and geneticist, is best known for his work on industrial melanism that so elegantly illustrates evolution in action it is now a feature of almost all basic biological texts. Kettlewell was also an energetic field researcher and co-founder of the significant Rothschild-Cockayne-Kettlewell Lepidoptera Collection in the British Museum. Kettlewell was born on February 24, 1907 in Howden, Yorkshire, UK. He was a schoolboy at Charterhouse, trained in medicine and zoology at Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge, and then was a postgraduate clinical trainee at St. Bartholomew's Hospital, London. He later practiced general medicine as well as anesthesiology before service at Woking War Hospital. In 1949, he immigrated to the University ...