Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Hoeven, VAN der, Jan, was born at Rotterdam in 1801, and studied medicine at Leyden, where, after practising for some years as a physician, he became, in 1835, professor of zoology. His Manual of Zoology, translated into English in 1854. was long regarded as one of the best text-books of that science. He died in 1868.