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Major S.W. Patterson has been ap-     pointed director of the Walter and Eliza     Hall Institute of Research in Pathology and Medicine and will probably enter on his     new duties on October 1. Applications   were invited Australasia and in the     United Kingdom and in America, and were     considered by an advisory committee in London consisting of Sir John Rose Brad  

ford secretary of the Royal Society and             consulting physician to University College Hospital Colonel Sir Almroth Wright pa- thologist to St Mary's Hospital and Lieut-      

Colonel Professor C J Martin of the     Lister Institute the committee being ad   ministered by Sir John MaFraland, Chancellor     of the Melbourne University who was till

recently a member of the board of the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute. Major   Patterson was unanimously nominated and  

the nomination has been confirmed by the board of the institute and by the trustees   of the Walter and Eliza Hall Fund.    

Major Patterson graduated as M B Mel bourne in 1904 and as MD in 1907. He     gained first class honours in chemistry in physiologv and medicine. After serving as resident medical officer in the Melbourne   Hospital and in the Childrens Hospital he went to England and was elected a Beit Memorial Research Fellow working   chiefly in the physiological laboratories of     University College In 1917 his researches

won him the triennial Schafer prize for the best work in these laboratories and the University of London conferred on him       the degree of soctor of science in physiology

When war broke out Dr Patterson joined     the Royal Army Medical Corps and rose   to be major and assistant adviser in pa thology in the Rouen area. He is the son of Mr T Patterson of Malvern. Sir Harry Allen who suggested the foundation   of the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute   has been acting as honorary director