Douglas Chapman,76, an expert on wildlife statistics who...


July 12, 1996

Douglas Chapman,76, an expert on wildlife statistics who became especially influential and outspoken in the field of whale conservation, died Tuesday in Seattle.

A former dean of the University of Washington College of Fisheries, Mr. Chapman was chairman of the U.S. Marine Mammal Commission in the 1970s and chairman of the scientific committee of the International Whaling Commission from 1965 to 1976.

The committee was one of the first to apply scientific methods to measure whale populations worldwide, demonstrating that whales were being hunted into oblivion.

Amschel Rothschild,41, chairman of Rothschild Asset Management and the banking dynasty's likely heir apparent, committed suicide Monday in a Paris hotel room, French police said yesterday. The merchant bank N. M. Rothschild and Sons confirmed that the death was a suicide. Mr. Rothschild also was FTC a director of British insurance giant Sun Alliance Group.

Dr. Alex G. Shulman,81, a surgeon who broke with convention by using ice water to treat burn victims, died Sunday of cancer in Los Angeles. A former top surgeon at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, he first noticed the healing powers of ice water when he examined the treatment results of 150 burn victims. He concluded that those whose burns were submerged in ice water suffered less permanent damage.

Robert Edwin Kenyon Jr.,87, a former president of the Magazine Publishers Association, died Monday in Connecticut of complications from surgery. He was a former publisher of Printers' Ink magazine, the weekly trade publication of advertising and marketing.

Bill Lee,67, who helped Duke Power Co. grow into one of the nation's largest utilities, died Wednesday in New York. He was Duke Power's chairman from 1982 until he retired in 1994. His grandfather was the company's first chief engineer.

Pub Date: 7/12/96

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