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Robert Bennett Bean M.D.
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(1874 - 1944) was a Professor of Anatomy
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Life & Career
Bean through his mother was a descendant of William Randolph
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, he studied medicine and anatomy and obtained a B.S. in medicine, followed by an M.D. in anatomy in 1904. He served as a Professor of Anatomy at numerous different universities including the University of Michigan
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(1905-1907), the Philippine Medical School of Manila
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(1908), the Tulane University of Louisiana (1910-1916) and until his retirement as an associate Professor at the University of Virginia
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. He became the councilor of the American Anthropological Association
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in 1919 and was also a regional chairman for the American Association for the Advancement of Science
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(1926). He is most remembered for his ethnological work The Races of Man
- Racial Anatomy of the Philippine Islanders (1910)
- The Races of Man. Differentiation and Dispersal of Man (1932, 2nd Ed. 1935)
- The Peopling of Virginia (1938)