THE unexpected death of Dr. John Brownlee, after an illness of little more than two days, has removed one of the very few highly trained research workers in the field of biological and medical statistics. Dr. Brownlee, who was in his sixtieth year, had been, since 1914, Statistician to the Medical Research Council and Director of the Council's Statistical Department at the National Institute of Medical Research. He was a graduate in arts, science, and medicine of the University of Glasgow, and obtained first-class honours in mathematics and natural philosophy. Before his appointment by the Medical Research Council he had held several important medical posts and successfully directed two large hospitals for infectious diseases.
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DR. John Brownlee. Nature 119, 573 (1927). https://doi.org/10.1038/119573b0