Paul Hammond

Paul Hammond

This day, November the 8th, in 1985 when German professor, Wilhelm Roentgen first discovered X-ray radiation.
 
Working with a cathode-ray tube in his laboratory, Roentgen observed a fluorescent glow of crystals on a table near his tube.
 
Shortly after his discovery of x-rays, Wilhelm Rontgen took this radiograph of his wife's left hand on December 22, 1895
 
His discovery transformed medicine almost overnight. Within a year, the first radiology department opened in a Glasgow hospital, and the department head produced the first pictures of a kidney stone and a penny lodged in a child’s throat.
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