Prof. J. G. M'Kendrick, F.R.S

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EMERITUS-PROFESSOR JOHN GRAY M'KENDRICK, who died in Glasgow on January 2, was born in Aberdeen in August 1841. By the death of his parents he was at a very early age thrown upon his own resources. When he was but thirteen years of age he was sent to spend a summer with his grandfather at Braco in Perthshire, where, herding sheep daily from 5 A.M. to 8 P.M., he learned to know and love the plants and the animals and Nature in all her moods. Zoology became M‘Kendrick's first scientific study; and the youth of seventeen actually demonstrated his little marine aquarium at a con versazione of the British Association which met in Aberdeen in 1859. Here he saw for the first time Faraday, Owen, Murchison and Huxley; science had begun to call him to herself.

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