Prof. Sydney J. Hickson, F.R.S.


BY the death of Prof. Sydney J. Hickson on February 6 at Cambridge, British zoology loses one of its most distinguished professors. He was born in 1859, and was at Manchester from 1894 until 1926, during which he was identified with every aspect of the development of the University of Manchester. At the same time he annually contributed to the store of knowledge not only by his special researches on the soft corals, but also by investigations relating to water supplies, hospital sanitation, poultry and many local questions.

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GARDINER, J. Prof. Sydney J. Hickson, F.R.S.. Nature 145, 338–339 (1940).

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