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Nature volume 96, pages 665667 (10 February 1916) | Download Citation



ABERDEEN.—At the recent meeting of the University Court, intimation was received of a munificent benefaction to the University by Sir Alexander McRobert, Cawnpore, India, and of Douneside Lodge, Tarland, Aberdeenshire. Ten years ago Sir Alexander instituted a research fellowship in the University for the purpose of encouraging the investigation of the cause, prevention, and treatment of caflcer. An annual sum was placed at the disposal of the University to meet the salary of the fellow and necessary working expenses. The fellowship has been held in succession by Drs. Bertie R. G. Russell, Alex. Greig Anderson, and Harold A. Haig, and some important investigations-have been carried out by them on the nature of cancerous growths. Sir Alexander McRobert has now placed the foundation on a permanent footing by handing over securities to the University which will yield an annual return of about 750?. It has been arranged that the foundation shall take the form of a lectureship, attached to the department of pathology. The lecturer will conduct research with a view to the elucidation of the problems o'f cancerous and other malignant diseases, and will also give instruction on subjects connected with his investigations.

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