Alexander Steven Corbet

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Dr. A. S. Corbet, by N. D. RILEY

ALEXANDER STEVEN CORBET was born on August 8, 1896 ; on May 16, 1948, he collapsed from heart failure after hurrying for a train, and died shortly after. He was educated at Bournemouth and University College, Reading, taking honours in chemistry. Afterwards he took the Ph.D. degree, and in 1935 his D.Sc. in biochemistry. He joined the staff of the British Museum (Natural History) in May 1939, after an already varied career which had included appointments as bacteriologist at the School of Agriculture, Cambridge, bacteriologist and entomologist to the Rubber Research Institute, Kuala Lumpur, F.M.S., soil microbiologist at the I.C.I. Experiment Station, Bracknell, and bacteriological work with the Water Pollution Research Board.

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