Medicine: Roentgen

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Wilhelm Konrad Roentgen, discoverer of the X-rays, who died in February, never tried to capitalize his discovery and died poor. The Nobel prize in physics (about $40,000), conferred on him in 1901, he gave to a German scientific society, the Naturforscher und Aerzte Gesellschaft. The foreign medical press is acclaiming his greatness and his modesty.