Donald Watts Davies, C.B.E. 7 June 1924 – 28 May 2000

@article{Needham2002DonaldWD,
  title={Donald Watts Davies, C.B.E. 7 June 1924 – 28 May 2000},
  author={R. Needham},
  journal={Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society},
  year={2002},
  pages={87 - 96}
}
  • R. Needham
  • Published 1 December 2002
  • Medicine
  • Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society
Donald Davies left a comprehensive note of his career, in a delightful and very personal style, and it would be a poor service to his memory to do other than quote from it extensively. His friends will almost be able to hear him saying it. 

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