Reference numberCD/26/20
TitleLetter from Sir Charles Scott Sherrington, to Sir William Huggins, President of the Royal Society
Date17 November 1903
DescriptionRespectfully urges the importance of nominating a Secretary who is a biologist and competent in the 'great biological field dealt with by medicine'. Thinks a physiologist would be very suitable, as physiology stands at a crossroads connecting zoology and botany, and physics and chemistry. Notes that the work of the Royal Society in conjunction with medicine has increased, and that many committees have been formed based on it (such as committees on malaria, zetse fly disease, sleeping sickness, the Mackinnon Studentship for pathology, etc). In Sherrington's judgement, nobody could be a better choice for Secretary than Professor [William Dobinson] Halliburton. Notes that Halliburton is well respected on the continent and in America, that he is very fair-minded and sympathetic for others' views, and that he resides in London.
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NA7376Huggins; Sir; William (1824 - 1910); astronomer1824 - 1910
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