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ON February 25, 2015, Sarah Elizabeth Solomon, BSc, PhD, of Vigonac, 24310 Brantôme, France.
Maureen Bain writes: It is with great sadness that I find myself having to write about the death of my dear friend and mentor, Sally Solomon, who passed on after a short period of illness.
Sally was born on April 19, 1944, in Glasgow. She worked in academia for over 40 years and she published widely in the general field of egg formation and egg quality. Her passing deprives the scientific community and the poultry industry of one of its most outstanding individuals. She was a scientist, respected and loved by all who knew her.
Sally graduated with an honours degree in zoology from the University of Glasgow and was subsequently appointed as a junior lecturer in the department of veterinary histology at Glasgow university. In 1972, as a postgraduate student of Bob Aitken, she became interested in the avian oviduct and the egg formation process. John Fryer and Tom Baird, from the department of chemistry at the university, were hugely helpful to Sally at this time …