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Frederic Wood Jones (1879–1954)

Thed eath occurred early in October of Professor Frederic Wood Jones, F.R.S., the distinguished anatomist and author. From 1919 to 1926 he was Professor of Anatomy in the University of Melbourne from 1930. This position he held for seven years, until he resigned in 1937 and accepted the Chair of Anatomy at Manchester. He became the Sir William Collins Projfessor of Human and Comparative Anatomy of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1945. Since 1952 he has been Honorary Curator of the Hunterian Collection. Professor Wood Jones was associated with the governing family of Keeling-Cocos Islands, having married Gertrude Clunies Ross. He was 75 years of age.

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23 January, 1879
London, Middlesex, England


29 September, 1954 (aged 75)
London, Middlesex, England

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