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Prof. G. Matthai

Nature volume 160, page 116 (26 July 1947) | Download Citation



We regret to announce the death at Cambridge on June 25 of Prof. George Matthai, formerly of the Indian Educational Service and emeritus professor of zoology in the University of the Punjab at Lahore. Dr. Matthai succeeded the late Lieut.-Colonel J. Stephenson as professor of zoology at Lahore in 1919. Under Stephenson the Lahore School of Zoology had been raised to a high degree of efficiency and was facile princeps among the Indian Schools; Prof. Matthai worked hard to maintain this proud position, though of late years Lahore has been challenged and has had to yield pride of place to Lucknow. Prof. Matthai would under normal conditions have retired in 1942, but as a war measure his term of office was extended until 1945.

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