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Last night we were able to announce in flic “Stop Press’’ that Ur Alex. Murray Drennan bad been appointed to the chair of clinical pathology in the University of Otago. Dr Drennan is 50 years of age and married. The positions be now resigns are : First assistant to the professor of pathology in iho University of Edinhuigh, lecturer mi practical pathology' in lha same university’, assistant pathologist to the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, pathologist to rhalmci's Hospital, and demonstrator in practical histology’ in the postgraduate courses. In his undergraduate course he gained the Vans Dunlop scholarship. He passed all his professional examinations with distinction, and took the degrees of M.B. and Ch.B.. in 1906 with first class honors. The only other member of that year who could claim a similar record was Dr Champtaloup, now professor of bacteriology and public health in the University of Otago. At graduation he was awarded tiro Ettles scholarship. As to his post-graduate work, Dr Drennan was for three years university tutor in clinical medicine, his dutiee being to train the students in clinical methods and sideroom examinations. As a personal friend of Dr Champtaloup, the new professor will find himself easily introduced to the Otago University’ and "the community in which he lias cast his lot. The Doan of the Faeultv of Medicine in the University of Edinburgh writes of Dr Drcnrmn as an ideal teacher, popular and yet a strict disciplinarian, and one who is able to stimulate studv and research. Mr J. W. Thomson has received advice that he has passed hie final law professional examination. Mr R. M. Hogg, who, owing to illhealth, has recently- severed his connection with the. Standard Insurance Company after filling the position of head office accountant for a period of 08 years, was yesterday presented by the member# of the staff with an illuminated address, the hoard of directors having previously signified in a very tangible manner their appreciation of Mr Hoggs faithful and devoted scp vice to the company. Mr C. J. Pan - , C.M.G., M.P., stated at the last meeting of the Auckland City Council that, for health and family’ reasons he would probably not seek re-elec-tion to the Mayoral chair at the next election.

Amongst the. passengers to arrive at Wellington from Sydney by the Moeraki on Tuesday was Mr David Mills, manager of tho Union Steam Ship Company at Sydney for many years, who is on route to Dunedin <,u furlough. Mr J. B. Flynn, head of the indent department of Messrs A. and T. Burt, who is leaving to take an important managing position in the. service of Messrs Niven and Co.. Gisborne, was presented by his fellow-employees of the warehouse and office staffs last evening with a suit case and Mosgicl rug. Mr A. T. Blyth, in making the presentation, expressed the heartiest good wishes of the employees, and, on behalf of the directors of the firm, conveyed their appreciation of the 16 years’ service of Mr Flynn, which were expressed in a letter accompanied by a substantial cheque. Mr Flynn expressed regret evt severing his association with the firm.

Dr Gowland, the nowly-appointcd professor of anatomy at the University of Otago, attended the meeting of the council yesterday afternoon, and was welcomed by the Chancellor' (Rev. A. Cameron) and introduced to the other members.

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PERSONAL, Issue 15684, 24 December 1914

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PERSONAL Issue 15684, 24 December 1914

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