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A MARTYR TO SCIENCE

Professor R-. Mines, who vent from Cambridge University to Montreal (where he was appointed Professor of Physiology at M'Gill University) only three months ago, fell a victim to his own .scientific zeal on tho night of November 7. He had apparently been experimenting as to tho effect of certain drugs on respiration and heart action, with fatal result. He vas found unconscious about 6 o'clock with a. small puncture in the arm. In his laboratory were a hypodermic syringe and charts where ho had evidently been marking tho results of the experiments until he found himself overcome by the drugs ■he had injected. It is not k,nown at what time this occurred, but he was found shortly after 6 o'clock and taken to the Royal Victoria Hospital, where he never retrained consciousness. He eeemed to be recovering from the drug, when at midnight he was seized convulsion, and expired almost immediately. The deceased scientist, although only 23 years old, had a brilliant career at Sidney-Sus-sex College, Cambridge, where he won a high reputation for research work as physiologist. He had continued his research work in respiration and heart action at M'Gill, and vas regarded as a man with a. great career before him. A formal investigation was held next morning, when the coroner decided on a verdict of accidental death. The professor's widow and two children will return to England.

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A MARTYR TO SCIENCE, Issue 15692, 5 January 1915

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A MARTYR TO SCIENCE Issue 15692, 5 January 1915

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