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Henry Charlton Bastian


Henry Charlton Bastian

Portrait of Bastian published in The Popular Science Monthly in 1875

Henry Charlton Bastian (April 26, 1837 in Truro, Cornwall, England – November 17, 1915 in Chesham Bois, Buckinghamshire) was an English physiologist and neurologist. Fellow of Royal Society in 1868.

Bastian graduated in 1861 at the University of London.

He was an advocate of the doctrine of abiogenesis. He believed he witnessed the spontaneous generation of living organisms out of non living matter under his microscope.


  • Works 1
  • See also 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4


  • Monograph of the Anguillulidae (1865)
  • The Beginnings of Life: being some account of the nature, modes of origin and transformation of lower organisms, I–II (1872)
  • The Brain as an Organ of Mind (1880)
  • The “muscular sense”; its nature and cortical localisation (1887) [1]
  • A Treatise on Aphasia and Other Speech Defects (1898)

See also


  1. ^ BASTIAN, Henry Charlton. The “muscular sense”; its nature and cortical localisation. Brain (1887) 10 (1): 1-89 DOI: First published online: 1 April 1887 (89 pages)

External links

  • Biography (1)
  • Biography (2)

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