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Henry Lewis Jones MA, MD, FRCP, was born at Sheerness, Kent in 1857, the son of Henry Jones RN, a naval chaplain. He obtained a First in Natural Sciences at Cambridge in 1879, and went on to become a pioneer in the medical application of electricity. From 1891 he led and developed the department of Electrical Medicine at St. Bartholomew's Hospital, London. He was the author of many papers, and a standard text in the field which reached six editions. In 1896 he married the eldest daughter of Count H. H. von Platen-Hallermund. In his later years he cultivated rare plants at his country house near Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire. His son became a midshipman on HMS Hawke, and went down with that vessel when she was torpedoed in 1914. Henry Lewis Jones, already in poor health at the time, never recovered from this blow and died on Easter Sunday 1915, on the eve of his fifty-eighth birthday. - From his obituary in the British Medical Journal.

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