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A train struck Gerald McCarthy, the first biologist of the North Carolina Agricultural Experiment Station, while he collected plants on October 11, 1892. He was severely injured; deafness prevented his hearing the train's approach. Yet deafness did not prevent an outstanding biological career. His accomplishments include contributing to the early development of the national seed-testing standard and the creation of the North Carolina Crop-Pest Control Commission.