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    Naturevolume 100pages369372 (1918) | Download Citation



    AMONG the promotions in and appointments to the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire for services in connection with the war announced on Tuesday, we notice the following:-Knights Commanders (K.B.E.): Mr. James Cantlie, member of Council and of Executive Committee, British Red Cross Society; Col. C. F. Close, Director-General of the Ordnance Survey of the United Kingdom; Dr. W. Morley Fletcher, secretary of the Medical Research Committee; Dr. J. Galloway, Chief Commissioner for Medical Services* Ministry of National Service; Dr. R. Robertson, superintending chemist, Research Department, Woolwich Arsenal; Prof. W. H. Thompson, scientific adviser to the Ministry of Food. Commanders (C.B.E.): Prof. F. J. Cheshire, adviser on scientific side of Optical Munitions Branch, Ministry of Munitions; Dr. G. H. Fowler, Hydrographic Department, Admiralty; Prof. W. R. Hodgkinson, professor of chemistry and metallurgy, Ordnance College, Woolwich; Mr. R. G. K. Lempfert, Superintendent of the Forecast Division, Meteorological Office; Prof. W. J. Pope, professor of chemistry, University of Cambridge, member of panel of Board of Invention and Research, Admiralty; Prof. T. B. Wood, Drapers professor of agriculture in the University of Cambridge, adviser on meat production to the President of the Board of Agriculture, and chief executive officer, Army Cattle Purchase Scheme; Mr. G. Udny Yule, Director of Requirements, Ministry of Food. In addition, about two thousand names are included in lists of new officers and members of the Order (O.B.E. and M.B.E.).—Prof. James Ritchie, Irvine professor of bacteriology, University of Edinburgh, asks us to correct the mistake made in last week's issue of NATURE announcing that a baronetcy had been conferred upon him. The recipient ot the distinction was not Prof. Ritchie, but Sir James W. Ritchie, son of a former Lord Mayor of London. We regret the error, but the Press announcement that it was Prof. Ritchie who had received the honour was perhaps a natural one for a scientific journal to accept.

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