Robert Bennett Bean
Life and career
Bean, through his mother, was a descendant of colonist and land owner William Randolph. He studied medicine and anatomy and obtained a B.S. in medicine, followed by an M.D. in anatomy in 1904. He served as a Professor of Anatomy at numerous different universities including the University of Michigan (1905-1907), the Philippine Medical School of Manila (1908), the Tulane University of Louisiana (1910-1916) and until his retirement as an associate Professor at the University of Virginia. He became the councilor of the American Anthropological Association in 1919 and was also a regional chairman for the American Association for the Advancement of Science (1926).
He is best remembered for his ethnological work The Races of Man (1932).
- Racial Anatomy of the Philippine Islanders (1910)
- The Races of Man. Differentiation and Dispersal of Man (1932, 2nd Ed. 1935)
- The Peopling of Virginia (1938)
- "Robert Bennett Bean", 1874-1944, R. J. Terry, American Anthropologist, New Series, Vol. 48, No. 1, Jan. - Mar., 1946, pp. 70-74.