Bence Jones, Henry

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Bence Jones, Henry

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1813-1873

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Educated at Trinity College, Cambridge 1832-1836. Worked as an apothecary prior to studying medicine at St George's and chemistry at University College, London in 1839.

Worked in Giessen, Germany in 1841. Assistant physician at St George's Hospital 1845-1846, physician 1846-1862, consulting physician 1868-1873.

Described the so-called Bence Jones protein in 1847. Fellow and senior censor at the Royal College of Physicians, fellow of the Royal Society and secretary to the Royal Institution. Applied chemistry to pathology and medicine.

Married Lady Millicent Acheson, his second cousin, in 1842; they had seven children. Died in London on 20 Apr 1873, buried in Kensal Green Cemetery

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Royal College of Physicians; Wikipedia' Blomfield 1933

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