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Dorothy Mary Cayley (abt. 1875 - 1954)

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Dorothy Mary Cayley
Born about in Colombo, Ceylonmap
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Died in Hitchin, Hertfordshire, Englandmap
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Dorothy Cayley was born in Ceylon and came to England when her father retired from being Chief Justice of Ceylon. She studied at King's College, London, and became an expert on plant diseases, soils, slime moulds and fungi. During World War One she did research on tetanus. She is probably best known for her work on the tulip breaking virus. She died in Hertfordshire on 5 December 1954.


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