Anstruther Davidson, M.D
Naturalist, Botanist and Entomologist
Robert 'Roy' J. van de Hoek
August 1, 2001
Anstruther Davidson, M.D., was a specialist in dermatology as a practicing Doctor. However, his passion appears to have been natural history, flowering plants, and entomology. I will simply let his writings and those writing about him speak for themselves about the character and interests of this unique individual. He was an excellent biological scientist, botanist, entomologist, and naturalist that many of us could do well to use as a model. I think you will agree that he qualifies as an ecologist and environmentalist as well, if he were alive today.
There are many plants and animals named for Anstruther Davidson.
SELECTED WRITINGS BY ANSTRUTHER DAVIDSON
1903. Los Angeles Sunflower. In Southern California Academy of Sciences Bulletin
1911. Bumblebees in Los Angeles. In Southern California Academy of Sciences Bulletin
1928. Early History of Southern California Academy of Sciences. In Southern California Academy Sciences Bulletin.
WRITINGS ABOUT ANSTRUTHER DAVIDSON
1934. Anstruther Davidson Biography by Joseph Ewan. In Madrono.