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March 10, 1923


JAMA. 1923;80(10):707-709. doi:10.1001/jama.1923.02640370043021

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Victor Horsley Memorial Lecture  In 1920, a committee was formed to commemorate Sir Victor Horsley's services to science. It may be remembered that he died while on service with the army in Mesopotamia, in 1916. Subscriptions amounting to $5,000 were received from all over the world. The committee, over which Sir Charles Ballance presides, and of which Sir Frederick Mott is treasurer, resolved that the money should be invested in the name of a board of trustees, who should triennally appoint some one to deliver a lecture in London under the title of the Victor Horsley Memorial Lecture. No limitation is placed as to the country or profession from which the lecturer shall be appointed, or as to the subject of the lecture. Sir Edward Sharpey Schafer, professor of physiology in the University of Edinburgh, has accepted the invitation of the trustees to deliver the first lecture, which will probably

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