Fretter, Vera (1905–1992)

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Fretter, Vera (1905–1992)

English zoologist. Born July 5, 1905, in London, England; died Oct 15, 1992; attended Birkbeck College; University of London, BS, 1934, PhD in zoology, 1936.

Mollusks (Prosobranch) expert and marine field naturalist, lectured at Royal Holloway College (1936–45) and at Birkbeck College (1945–55); worked as a reader (1954–70) and as an honorary research associate (1970–92) at University of Reading; was president of Malacological Society; writings include British Prosobranch Molluscs (1962, later revised with Alaistair Graham, 1994) and A Functional Anatomy of Invertebrates (1976).

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