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THE final entombment of M. Pasteur is to take place on the 26th of this month, at the Pasteur Institute. The reason why so inconvenient a day for English people has been fixed is that the 27th is the anniversary of Pasteur's birth, and as that day falls on a Sunday this year, the Saturday previous was chosen as more suitable. The ceremony is to be semi-official and semiintime. The members of the family and a few intimate friends will attend a short religious service at Notre Dame, where Pasteur's remains have in the meantime been deposited, and members of the Institute of the Academy, the representatives of the Government, and delegates from learned societies and foreign countries will meet the cortège on its arrival at the Pasteur Institute at 9.45 a.m. It is expected that Sir Joseph Lister will represent the Royal Society, Sir John Evans the British Association, Sir William Priestley the University of Edinburgh, and Sir Dyce Duckworth the Royal College of Physicians. The mausoleum in which the remains of the great investigator will find their last resting-place, is a fitting memorial which has taken more than a year to complete, and will be decorated with various designs indicative of Pasteur's work and of the benefits he has conferred on humanity and the several industries.

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Notes. Nature 55, 159–162 (1896).

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