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Reference numberEC/1908/09
Previous numbersCert XII, 266
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TitleHamilton, David James: certificate of election to the Royal Society
DescriptionSupplementary certificate of a Candidate for Election
CitationIn the year 1901, the Board of Agriculture appointed Prof Hamilton chairman of a Department Committee to investigate the disease known popularly as Louping-ill (chorea paralytica ovis) and Braxy (morbus subitarius ovis). The Report of the Committee was issused in June of the past year, 1906 and contains a fine exposition by Prof Hamilton of the Pathology of these and allied diseaes, showing them to be due to a class of pathogenic anaerobes previously almost unknown. A method of prevention has also been discovered by him which in practice has reduced the tremendous mortality from these diseases to a level commensurate with profitable sheep farming.
ProposersJames W H Trail; F R Japp; Wm Turner; C S Sherrington; J Theodore Cash; John G McKendrick; James Dewar
Extent1 sheet
Access statusOpen
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Hamilton, David James: certificate of election to the Royal Society

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NA3559Hamilton; David James (1849 - 1909)1849 - 1909
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