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THE Right Honorable Lord Russell Brain died at his home in London on Dec 29. By his death British medicine has lost one of its most renowned figures and British neurology its acknowledged leader. Brain was a celebrated physician with a worldwide reputation in his chosen speciality, but he achieved distinction in many fields, for he was a man of many interests and great intellectual powers. At the time of his death, his powers were undiminished, and he was still enlarging his experience, engaging in new endeavors, and using his fine mind in the service of his country and profession.
Walter Russell Brain was the son of a Reading solicitor, and gave the first hint of his quality when he won an open scholarship to Mill Hill School. Although originally destined for the law, he read history when he went up to New College, Oxford, in 1914. After war service
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