Medical News

1911 The Lancet  
60 foreign medicine. Developments no less striking followed at Liverpool, such as an Institute for Cancer Research, and an Institution of Tropical Research in regard to trade and industry and agriculture. This last splendid conception was doomed, it might be said, in advance, owing to the lack of trained investigators, but in all the movements Boyce played a leading part. Our university system of daily prescribed doses, and repeated examinations upon them, does not breed often men of this
more » ... y. " In figure Boyce was fair, small, light, and active. During the brief tenure of his life in Liverpool, some 15 years in all, and only nine in full health, he had as his home a delightfnl nook near to one of the great public parks. There he entertained with wide hospitality visitors from many cities, countries, and climes. After a paralytic stroke six years ago-which shattered his health, temper, and balance-he recovered very gradually, and as he grew better he devoted himself wholly to the study of the tropics. It was the passion of his life. His end was sudden and peaceful. Only the day before he was entertaining a West African magistrate, originally a medical man like himself, and two of his old colleagues and close friends. His vivacity and intellectual sympathies, his opinions on nature and man, his criticism of antiquated and futile methods, whether on the Coast or in the universities, were as fresh, searching, piquant, and independent as before. It was the dying flicker. The simplest record of his life, the barest account of his solid achievements, will perpetuate the memory of a rare and extraordinary mind." Sir Rubert Boyce was only 48 years of age at his death, which, despite the serious breakdown alluded to by Professor Mackay and his known delicacy of health, was quite unexpected. The day before his death he was at work in the Thompson Yates laboratories with his accustomed zeal. On June 7th he was at a banquet given by Mr. W. H. Lever, the chairman of the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, to speed Professor Newstead on his expedition to Nyasaland and to welcome Professor J. L. Todd and Professor-Wolbach home from their expedition to the Gambia and French Senegal. Sir Rubert Boyce, in responding to the toast of "Tropical Medicine and Commerce," then expressed the hope that soon the dream of the late Sir Alfred Jones would be realised in the establishment of a chair of parasitology at the University of Liverpool in memory of the late Dr. Walter Myers. His last public utterance, therefore, was fittingly in support of the cause for which he lived and died. DEATHS OF EMINENT FOREIGN MEDICAL MEN.-The deaths of the following eminent foreign medical men are
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