Whichever theory we adopt to give a rational explanation of human existence, that theory must take into account and explain the mental nature we see at work in all modern communities.
|Birth:||5th February, 1866|
|Death:||7th January, 1955|
|Profession:||Anatomist, Anthropologist, Professor|
Sir Arthur Keith was born in Persley, Aberdeenshire. He was a Scottish anatomist and anthropologist, who became a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and Hunterian Professor and conservator of the Hunterian Museum of the Royal College of Surgeons in London. He obtained a Bachelor of Medicine at the University of Aberdeen in 1888. On returning to Britain in 1892, Keith studied anatomy at University College London and at the University of Aberdeen. It was at Aberdeen where Keith won the first Struthers Prize in 1893 for his demonstration of ligaments in humans and other apes. In 1894, he was made a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. He studied primate skulls, and in 1897 he published An Introduction to the Study of Anthropoid Apes.