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    WE regret to record the death of Prof. J. K. A. Wertheim Salomonson. He was born in 1864, passed his medical studies at the University of Leyden, and in 1899 became professor in neurology and radiology in the University of Amsterdam. His contributions to these two subjects were of considerable importance, for his range of knowledge of medicine and physics was supplemented by a perfection of skill in instrumental design. He was a frequent visitor to this country and only last year he demonstrated to the Ophthalmological Section of the Royal Society of Medicine a method for the photography of the structure of the eye. He was responsible for improvements in the electro cardiograph and in many instruments designed for radiological purposes. A man of engaging personality, his loss will be felt over the wide circle which his scientific interests served. He was a Knight of the Order of the Lion of the Netherlands and an honorary member of the Röntgen Society. At the time of his death he held the office of rector magnificus at the University of Amsterdam.

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