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    AT a meeting on April 27, the Leeuwenhoeck Gold Medal of the Royal Academy of Sciences, Amsterdam, was awarded to Prof. S. N. Winogradsky, foreign associate of the Academy and also a foreign member of the Royal Society, who is director of the Division of Agricultural Microbiology of the Institut Pasteur, Brie-Comte-Robert, France, for his outstanding contributions to the development of soil microbiology. The medal is awarded decennially to commemorate the discovery of micro-organisms by Antony van Leeuwenhoeck. Previous recipients of the medal have been: C. G. Ehrenberg, Ferd. Cohn, L. Pasteur, M. W. Beijerinck, Sir David Bruce and F. d'Herelle.

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