Mr. Douglas H. Baird, C.B.E


    DOUGLAS HERIOT BAIRD, managing director of Messrs. Baird and Tatlock (London), Ltd., died on January 3, at fifty-six years of age. The direction of such a business implies a wide knowledge of laboratory practice and of scientific progress. Mr. Baird was well endowed in these respects by virtue of education at Charterhouse, University of London and Karlsruhe (under Engler), and also by twenty-seven years' experience in the business, nineteen in succession to his father, the late Mr. Hugh Harper Baird, who founded it in 1879.

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    Mr. Douglas H. Baird, C.B.E. Nature 145, 133 (1940).

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