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Ethel Mary Doidge (1887-1965), British born South African mycologist and bacteriologist. In 1908 Doidge joined the Transvaal Department of Agriculture, where she researched a bacterial disease of the mango which had caused considerable losses to mango growers for some years. In 1912 she was elected a Fellow of the Linnaean Society. She was appointed principal plant pathologist in 1929, a position she held until her retirement in 1942. She also wrote on South African fungi and lichens.
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