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A Case Study in Ruthless Ambition

For a picture of ruthless ambition, you could look no further than Richard Owen, the gifted scientist who coined the term dinosaur in 1841. Owen wrote about 600 scientific papers and was the first to describe the archaeopteryx. But he would stop at nothing to further his career.

He told the publication Churchill's Medical Directory that he held the prestigious position of Professor of Comparative Anatomy and Physiology at the Government School of Mines. Too bad that ...

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