|Name Joshua Brookes|
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Joshua Brookes (24 November 1761 – 10 January 1833) was a British anatomist and naturalist.
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- Early life
- Brookesian Museum
- Later life
Brookes studied under William Hunter, William Hewson, Andrew Marshall, and John Sheldon, in London. He then attended the practice of Antoine Portal and other eminent surgeons at the Hôtel-Dieu de Paris.
Brookes became a teacher of anatomy in London, and the founder of the Brookesian Museum of Comparative Anatomy. This private museum is described in his 1830 catalogue as Museum Brookesianum Embracing an Almost Endless Assemblage of Every Species of Anatomical, Pathological, Obstetrical, and Zootomical Preparations, as well as Subjects in Natural History.
Elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1819, Brookes gave up teaching in 1826, in bad health. After vainly endeavouring to dispose of his museum collection entire, he sold it off piecemeal. The final sale took place on 1 March 1830, and on 22 following days. He died 10 January 1833, in Great Portland Street, London.
Brookes was the first to place the Cheetah in its own genus, which he established in 1828 as Acinonyx.
His published writings included:
The generic name, Brookesia, is in honor of Joshua Brookes.