December 28, 1895 – Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen publishes a paper detailing his discovery of a new type of radiation, which later will be known as x-rays.
Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen, X-ray Discovered: German physicist Wilhelm Röntgen, working with a cathode ray tube in his laboratory, in 1895, discovers "a new kind of ray that can travel great distances, penetrate solid matter, activate fluorescent screens, and expose photographic plates." He receives the first Nobel Prize in Physics in 1901 for his work in discovering the X-ray.
Collection: Images from the History of Medicine (NLM) Title: Professeur Wilhem-Conrad Roentgen. Subject (Keyword): Rontgen, Wilhelm Conrad 1845-1923. Subject (Genre): Portraits Publication Information: [19--]
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Order No.: B021997. Physical Description: 1 photomechanical reproduction : halftone. Image Description: Head and shoulders, right pose, full face. Note (General): Portrait no. 5767.10 Note (General): Professional references in French.
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Source of Acquisition: Gift. Dr. Lassalle. 1953. URL: http://ihm.nlm.nih.… Call Number: Portrait no. 5767.10 Record UI: 101427411
TEXT CREDIT: Visible Proofs: Forensic Views of the Body: Galleries