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This information was published in 1966 in An Encyclopaedia of New Zealand, edited by A. H. McLintock. It has not been corrected and will not be updated.

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Thomas, Owen Lewis

(1916– ).

Professor of biology, Royal University of Malta.

Owen Lewis Thomas was born at Napier, New Zealand, on 10 January 1916. He was educated at Timaru and Napier Boys' High Schools before proceeding to Otago University and Oriel College, Oxford. In 1945 he became a junior lecturer in anatomy at Otago University, but in the following year received a Beit memorial medical research fellowship in comparative anatomy at Oxford University. He became a senior lecturer in physiology at St. Bart's Hospital Medical School in 1952 and was appointed professor of biology at the Royal University of Malta, Valletta, in 1960. He holds the degrees of M.D. (with distinction), Ph.D. (Oxon), and a F.R.M.S.

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