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Rees, Gwendolen (1906–1994)

Rees, Gwendolen (1906–1994)

Welsh Zoologist. Name variations: Florence Gwendolen Rees. Born July 3, 1906, in Aberdare, Wales; died Oct 4, 1994; University College, Cardiff, BS, 1928, PhD, 1930.

The 1st Welsh woman elected a Royal Society fellow (1971) and one of the 1st parasitologists to research the larval stages of parasites in vertebrates and invertebrates (especially parasitic worms and helminths in fish), worked as assistant zoology lecturer at University College of Wales, Aberystwyth (1930–37), then lecturer (1937–46), senior lecturer (1946–66), reader (1966–71) and professor (1971–74); served as an editorial board member (1960–70) and as board chair (1970–81) of Parasitology; was vice president (1970–72) and president (1972–74) of British Society for Parasitology; featured in Vogue (1975) as one of Britain's most interesting and influential women.

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