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Dr. W. Maldwyn Davies

Nature volume 139, pages 435436 (13 March 1937) | Download Citation



BY the sudden and tragic death on February 17 of Dr. W. Maldwyn Davies of Bangor at the age of thirty-four years, entomology, and notably economic entomology, has suffered a grievous loss. Dr. Davies graduated with first-class honours at the University College of North Wales, Bangor, in 1925, and after two years at the Rothamsted Experimental Station he returned to the College in 1927 as adviser in agricultural zoology for North Wales, an appointment which comprised not only duties of a purely advisory character but also to no small extent investigation and research. For this post Davies, with his intimate knowledge of Welsh farmers and Welsh farming, was exceptionally well qualified, as evidenced by his work in connexion with the warble fly, in which science and practice were so happily combined.

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