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    THE Lister Medal for 1948 has been awarded to Prof. Geoffrey Jefferson, professor of neuro-surgery in the University of Manchester, in recognition of his contributions to "knowledge of the functions and structure of the nervous system, made as a Philosophical Biologist, practising Neuro-surgery". Prof Jefferson will deliver the Lister Memorial Lecture in London in June 1949, under the auspices of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. This is the ninth occasion of the award, which is made by a committee representative of the Royal Society, the Royal College of Surgeons of England, the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, the University of Edinburgh and the University of Glasgow.

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    Announcements. Nature 162, 138 (1948) doi:10.1038/162138e0

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