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Edward Leicester Atkinson R.N. (1881 - 1929) - Biographical notes

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Surgeon, parasitologist - Terra Nova 1910-13

Dr Edward Atkinson in his lab, during the Terra Nova Expedition

Landmarks named after Edward Atkinson

Feature Name: Atkinson Cliffs
Type: Cliff
Latitude: 71°18'00S
Longitude: 168°55'00E
Description: High coastal cliffs, 4 mi long, between the lower ends of Fendley Glacier and Pitkevitch Glacier on the N coast of Victoria Land. The feature was mapped in 1911 by the Northern Party of the British Antarctic Expedition (BrAE), 1910-13, and named for Dr. Edward L. Atkinson, surgeon of the expedition.

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