Dr. L. A. Borradaile


LANCELOT ALEXANDER BORRADAILE, who died in hospital on October 20, aged seventy-three, was known to most medical and zoological students of the last twenty-five years. Wherever English is spoken, he was the author of their first text-book, "Manual of Zoology", and a shortened form when medical examinations became more strenuous. He was the son of a city merchant in the African trade whose family came from the Lake District. Educated at Blackheath and Felsted, he entered Selwyn College, Cambridge, receiving a scholarship in 1893 when he obtained a first class in the Natural Sciences Tripos, a feat repeated in Part II, 1894, in spite of poor health which prevented his taking part in games; this caused a certain neglect in his schools and he became shy, which in his social life greatly hindered him.


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GARDINER, J. Dr. L. A. Borradaile. Nature 156, 622–623 (1945). https://doi.org/10.1038/156622a0

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