Prof. W. C. M'itosh, F.R.S


THE death of Prof. W. C. M'ntosh at St. Andrews on April 1, at the patriarchal age of ninety-two, broke a link with the great naturalists of a long past epoch and closed a career pursued to the very end with single-minded devotion and an industry that seemed as if it could never flag. Only ten days before, he had come to London to preside at a meeting of the council of the Ray Society, but the long train journey back to St. Andrews in a bitter east wind proved too much even for his iron constitution.

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C., W. Prof. W. C. M'itosh, F.R.S. Nature 127, 673–674 (1931).

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