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Mr. C. C. A. Monro

Nature volume 150, pages 8485 (18 July 1942) | Download Citation



CHARLES CARMICHAEL ARTHUR MONRO, who died on June 21, came of a Scottish family that has had many distinguished members. It included three generations of professors of anatomy at the University of Edinburgh, all bearing the name of Alexander Monro, the second of whom (1733-1817) has given his name to the “foramina of Monro”, which connect certain ventricles of the vertebrate brain. His great grandson, David Binning Monro (1836-1905), was provost of Oriel College, Oxford, and a well-known Homeric scholar. Charles Monro was born in India on September 14, 1894, the younger son of the late Alexander Monro, who was director of public instruction, Central Provinces, and whose elder son, Alexander Monro, has also had a distinguished career in the Indian Civil Service. An uncle, the late General Sir Charles Monro, was commander-in-chief at the Dardanelles in 1915, and afterwards Governor and commander-in-chief of Gibraltar.

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