Why Do Taxonomists Write the Meanest Obituaries? - Issue 35: Boundaries - Nautilus
Roberto Greco

Constantine Rafinesque had only been dead a few months when Asa Gray sat down to eulogize him for the American Journal of Science. The year was 1841, and Gray, soon to join both the American Academy and the Harvard faculty, was well on his way to becoming the most respected botanist of his generation.