Darwin was a doctor with a completed medical degree?
I don't believe he ever received a medical degree even though he was commissioned as the ships after there was some problem with the original ships physician. He did attend medical school at 16 for two years but did not like the subject matter and it is not clear if he received any certification. He later received certification or a degree in theology. His advance study was Botany but a degree was not offered at the time.
posted on 12/05/2005 8:35:58 AM PST
Someone at Darwin Central previously posted (not this thread...another) that Darwin was on the HMS Beagle for purposes of providing company to the captain (not to be the ship's physician).
Which is it?
posted on 12/05/2005 2:45:38 PM PST
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