The Chemical News/Bence Jones (obituary)

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Bence Jones  (1773) 
by William Crookes
an obituary

WE have to announce the death, on the 20th inst., after a long, and latterly, severe illness, of Dr. Bence Jones, the Secretary to the Royal Institution. Dr. Jones was a distinguished chemist ; among his contributions to the advancement of science may be mentioned his Croonian Lectures "On Matter and Force," "Animal Chemistry in relation to Stomach and Renal Diseases," "Lectures on Pathology and Therapeutics," &c. His treatise on the early history of the Royal Institution, and his valuable biography of Faraday, are amongst the latest of his works. In our issue of March 21st, we announced the fact of a movement being set on foot to get up a testimonial to Dr. Jones, which, in agreement with his own wishes, will take the form of a bust to be placed in the Royal Institution.

This work was published before January 1, 1923, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.