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Henry Bence Jones

Henry Bence Jones (December 31, 1813 - April 20, 1873), English physician and chemist, was born at Thorington Hall, Suffolk, the son of an officer in the Dragoon guards.

He was educated at Harrow and Trinity College, Cambridge. Subsequently he studied medicine at St George's Hospital, and chemistry at University College, London. In 1841 he went to Giessen in Germany to work at chemistry with Liebig.

Besides becoming a fellow, and afterwards senior censor, of the Royal College of Physicians, and a fellow of the Royal Society, he held the post of secretary to the Royal Institution for many years. In 1846 he was elected physician to St George's hospital. He died in London on the 20 April 1873.

Dr Bence Jones was a recognized authority on diseases of the stomach and kidneys. He wrote, in addition to several scientific books and a number of papers in scientific periodicals, The Life and Letters of Faraday (1870).

See also

  • Bence Jones protein


Biographical material

Brief biography from the Dictionary of National Biography (1892)

Rosenfeld, Louis - "Henry Bence Jones (1813 - 1873): The Best Chemical Doctor in London" in Clinical Chemistry, 1987, volume 33, pages 1687 - 1692

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