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Sir William Crookes

Sir William Crookes (1832-1919)

SIR WILLIAM CROOKES (1832-1919) was born in London. His life was one of unbroken scientific activity, and his work extended over both chemistry and physics. He was the discoverer of the selenocyanides, thallium, the repulsion resulting from radiation. One of his contributions of great importance to medicine was his invention of the Crookes tube.

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