An early pioneer
Arthur Dukinfield Darbishire (1879-1915) became Britain's first Lecturer in Genetics at the University of Edinburgh in 1911. These notes relating to the cross-breeding of mice were made at an early point in his studies, when many scientists disagreed about how inheritance worked. Darbishire initially argued that Mendel's laws of inheritance were incorrect; his correspondence with William Bateson changed his mind. Darbishire's promising career was cut short by his death from meningitis in Gailes military camp in 1915.