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.