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Resignations of Wilbur Cortez Abbott, Francis Lee Higginson Professor of History, and Dr. George Burgess Magrath '94, professor of legal medicine at the Medical School, effective next September 1, were announced yesterday. Goth will become professor emeritus.
Professor Abbott, who has been a member of the Harvard faculty since 1920, is noted as an authority on British history, particularly on the English revolutionary and religious movements of the 17th century. Before coming to Harvard he had taught at Cornell, Michigan, Dartmouth, University of Kansas, Chicago, and Yale. Among his works are "The Expansion of Europe", 1917; "Conflicts with Oblivion", 1924; "The New Barbarians", 1925; "A Bibliography of Oliver Cromwell", 1929; and "Adventures in Reputation',' 1935.
Dr. Magrath, who has taught legal medicine at Harvard since 1907, was Medical Examiner of Suffolk Country, Mass., 1907-35. A graduate of Harvard College in 1894, he received an M.D. in 1898.
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