Frederick Tom Brooks

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Frederick Tom Brooks FRS[1] (17 December 1882 – 11 March 1952) was an English botanist, and was Professor of Botany at the University of Cambridge.

He was born in Somerset and attended Sexey's School, Somerset from 1895-1898. He went up to Emmanuel College, Cambridge in 1902 and became Professor of Botany there in 1936. He specialised in mycology and investigated, amongst other things, silver-leaf disease of fruit trees. His book Plant Diseases appeared in 1928.[2]

He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1930 [1] and died in Cambridge aged 70.