Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Hodgkin, Thomas

British physician, anthropologist, philanthropist, Quaker; described Hodgkin’s disease in 1832. Concerned with the maltreatment of native peoples under colonial rule, he founded the Aborigines’ Protection Society in 1837 and, later, the Ethnological Society of London. Hodgkin was a monogenist, holding that racial differences are superficial, and due to climatic adaptation.

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