WE regret to record the death, at the age of sixty-seven, of Prof. J. Bergonie, professor at the clinic for medical electricity and biological physics in the University of Bordeaux. Prof. Bergonie was chiefly known for his work on electro-therapy. He was the author of numerous papers, and was for many years editor of the Archives dilectricite medicate, in which journal most of his original publications appeared. Among the most important of his original contributions to medicine we may mention “Contributions a l'etude du pheno-mene physique du muscle” and “Physique du physiologiste et de l'etudiant en medecine” (1892). Prof. Bergonie invented an ingenious device for localising metallic foreign bodies in the human subject, which was used to some extent in the War. He also invented an apparatus designed to treat the condition of obesity. He died as a result of injuries associated with X-rays and radium. o During the last few years he had been actively at work upon the anti-cancer centre at the Hopital St. Andre, Bordeaux. He twice received the gold medal of the Carnegie Foundation.

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    [Obituaries]. Nature 115, 93 (1925). https://doi.org/10.1038/115093b0

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