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Nature volume 140, page 393 (04 September 1937) | Download Citation



DR. PERCY PHILLIPS, director of the Hydrological Service of the Physical Department, Egyptian Ministry of Public Works, died in Cairo on August 4, at the age of fifty-seven years. Previous to the Great War, he was a lecturer in physics in the University of London and during the War had a commission in the Sound-Ranging Section of the Royal Engineers, with which he saw service in France and Palestine. He joined the Egyptian Government Service in 1919, and was responsible for the collection and discussion of statistics relating to the water supply of the Nile. He did valuable work in the study of the hydrology of the Nile Basin and in the preparation of the large irrigation projects on the Nile.

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