Wistar, Caspar

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Caspar, U.S. biologist, 1760-1818, after whom the Wistar Institute is named.
Wistar rats - an inbred strain of rats used for research.
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Wisteria is named for Caspar Wistar,(CORRECT) an American scientist who lived some 200 years ago.
The names of plants may identify forgotten biologists: lobelia in honour of Mathias de l'Obel, or wistaria, after Caspar Wistar.
Caspar Wistar, the glass designer and manufacturer, set up his glassworks at Allowaystown, N.