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Duff, Sir Lyman Poore,

1865–1955, Canadian jurist, b. Ontario. A lawyer and judge in British Columbia, he was appointed a judge of the Supreme Court of Canada in 1906, and in 1933 he became chief justice, serving until his retirement in 1944. He was chairman (1931–32) of the Royal Commission on Transportation (popularly called the Duff Commission) appointed to inquire into railroad problems in Canada, and twice (1931, 1943) he was administrator of the government of Canada. He was knighted in 1934.
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This belief was supported by studies by George Lyman Duff and others, published in the late 1940s, showing that the alloxan-diabetic, cholesterol-fed rabbit with severely increased triglycerides likewise did not develop atherosclerosis.
The evidence that high blood levels of low-density, intermediate-density, and very-low-density lipoproteins (LDL, ILD, and VLDL, respectively) are a risk factor for coronary heart disease, which resulted from this work, earned Gofman numerous prestigious awards, including the Modern Medicine Award, the Lyman Duff Lecture Award of the American Heart Association, and the Stouffer Prize (shared).
Justice Lyman Duff reflected on the implications of the Military Service Act in a conversation with Grant Dexter of the Winnipeg Free Press: