Mr. W. B. Ferguson, K.C


WILLIAM BATES FERGUSON, who died on Thursday, October 7, in his eighty-fifth year, was educated at Manchester Grammar School and Merton College, Oxford, where in 1874 he graduated with first-class honours in natural science. At this time it was apparently his intention to enter the medical profession, but after another year or two engaged in study and lecturing, during which he became one of the original fellows of the newly founded Institute of Chemistry, he qualified for the Bar, to which he was called in 1882. He practised for some eighteen years and took silk in 1900, but then on urgent medical advice had to give up his profession and retire for several years to Arosa in Switzerland.

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R., F. Mr. W. B. Ferguson, K.C. Nature 140, 797 (1937).

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