Sir Wyndham Dunetan, K.C.M.G., F.R.S


SIR WYNDHAM ROWLAND DUNSTAN, director of the Imperial institute during 1903–24, who died on April 20, aged eighty-seven, rendered great service to the British overseas countries. Educated at Bedford School and abroad, Dunstan commenced a notable scientific career as an assistant in chemistry to Prof. Th. Redwood at the School of Pharmacy of the Pharmaceutical Society and succeeded him in 1885 as professor of chemistry, a position held for ten years, during which, in 1887, he became director of the Society's new research laboratories. Simultaneously, he held the post of demonstrator in the University laboratories, Oxford (1884), and in 1885 was appointed University lecturer in chemistry in its relation to medicine. The medical bias of his work was confirmed by his appointment to the professorship of chemistry at St. Thomas's Hospital (1892–1900). Dunstan's organising ability led him to serve as secretary of the Chemical Society (18932–1903), and he was a vice-president of the Society during 19042–06. He was a member of Council of the Royal Society, and at the York meeting of the British Association in 1906 was president of the chemistry and agriculture section.


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CHANDLER, S. Sir Wyndham Dunetan, K.C.M.G., F.R.S. Nature 163, 864–865 (1949).

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