Death of Noted Scots Medical Crime Expert. WIFE DIES 3 HOURS LATER. (Received 1.30 p.m.) LONDON, December 18. Scotland's leading medical crime expert, Professor John Glaister, succumbed in the influenza epidemic. His wife died three hours later of influenza. She was not aware of her husband's death. Their daughter, who married Professor Woodruff, of Melbourne, had arranged to leave Australia on December 25 to visit her parents. Professor Glaister, who was born at Lanark 76 years ago, was a scholar of marked attainment. His death reveals a link with Auckland and New Zealand. When his daughter, now Mrs. Woodruff, was passing through Auckland to Melbourne to be married in 1919, she accidentally came into contact with the name Glaister, and made the acquaintance of Mr. W. P. M. Glaister, barrister, of this city. Subsequently f rofeseor Glaister, who was compiling a history of the Glaister clan, communicated with Mr. Glaister, and as a result was able to furnish a genealogical history of the New Zealand branch of the Glaister clan from about 1800. Besides his specialist work in criminology Professor Glaister had wide interests, medical and scientific.
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'FLU TRAGEDY., Auckland Star, Volume LXIII, Issue 300, 19 December 1932
'FLU TRAGEDY. Auckland Star, Volume LXIII, Issue 300, 19 December 1932
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