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Raymond Arthur Dart’s Academic Versatility

Goran Štrkalj


Shown in this paper is a cartoon by Fred Thomas depicting Raymond Dart’s versatility as a manyhanded creature with each hand representing one of his specialities. Raymond Arthur Dart (1893-1988) was an Australian-born, South African scientist and medical educator.

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