1896 X-ray machine fired up, radiation and all

Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 19:00 in Physics & Chemistry

In the first days of 1896, just three weeks after the discovery of what would soon be known as X-rays, a high school headmaster and teacher in the Netherlands started his own explorations using school equipment. Three weeks later, Heinrich Joseph Hoffmans published his results after snapping an image of the hand of the hospital director's 21-year-old daughter, revealing the bones inside.

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