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M. B. Willis

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On July 19, Malcolm Beverly Willis, BSc, PhD, HonAssocRCVS, of Cramlington, Northumberland. Dr Willis was senior lecturer in animal breeding and genetics at Newcastle University from 1972 to 1988.

Gary Clayton Jones writes: The recent sad death of Malcolm Willis following a long illness may be a fact that will pass by many of the veterinary profession, but he will be much more known among the dog breeding profession.

Dr Willis was not a veterinarian but a geneticist who worked for many years in Newcastle University. He worked in cattle breeding, including a spell in Cuba, as well as having a great interest in dogs. His contributions to literature were considerable and include nine textbooks, three on cattle breeding and six on canine subjects, of which three specifically concerned the …

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