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Sir William Turner, K.C.B., F.R.S.

Nature volume 96, pages 709710 (24 February 1916) | Download Citation



SIR WILLIAM TURNER, vice-chancellor and principal of the University of Edinburgh, died on Tuesday, February 15, in the eighty-fourth year of his age. His much-lamented death was unexpected. Almost to the day preceding the last illness he had been engaged in university duties, to which his whole life had been devoted. Although for several days previously he had been suffering from a recurrence of slight symptoms of gastric derangement, which for several years had been the one “thorn in the flesh” of an otherwise singularly strong and robust constitution, they had not prevented him from engaging in university work. A profuse gastric haemorrhage, however, occurred early on Sunday morning, February 13, which produced collapse, soon followed by a painless oblivion, terminating in the final rest of death.

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