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December 15, 1883


JAMA. 1883;I(23):686-687. doi:10.1001/jama.1883.02390230026014

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London, November, 1883.

By the somewhat sudden death of Sir William Siemens, the scientific world loses one of its brightest luminaries. He was by birth a German, and learned engineering at the factory of Count Stolberg, but in 1843 he came to England. Since then, his fertile brain produced invention after invention, each fresh outcome of his inventive power having some practical bearing on the arts. He received the degree of D.C.L. from Oxford University in 1869; was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1862. His theory of the conservation of solar energy, published last year, won the attention of men of science all over the world.

At the last meeting of the Pathological Society, Mr. Sutton, in conjunction with Dr. H. Gibbes, read a paper on " Tuberculosis in Birds." He said his attention was first attracted to the disease by a farmer in the north of Middlesex,

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