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Sir Percy Nunn

Nature volume 155, page 14 (06 January 1945) | Download Citation



THAT SO distinguished a career as that of Sir Percy Nunn should have terminated in a sort of banishment from his native land, and therefore from the scenes and causes to which he had devoted his eminent gifts, must indeed be accounted a tragedy. So long as he was able to spend a few summer months in England, after many months of exile to Madeira for reasons of health, his lot seemed tolerable. But the grim course of world events meant for him complete exile, a condition which, however, his nobility of character enabled him to bear with exemplary patience and fortitude. He died on December 12 at the age of seventy-four.

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