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X-ray photography of a woman's hand, Manchester, England, 1896
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X-ray photography of a woman's hand, Manchester, England, 1896
x-ray photograph [arthritic bones in a woman's hand] / by Prof
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Date
1896
Location
Manchester
Description
X-ray photograph [arthritic bones in a woman's hand] / by Prof. Arthur Schuster c.1896 at Manchester University
The hand of a woman who has arthritis is shown in this X-ray photograph. This condition damages the joints. The X-ray was taken in 1896 by German physicist Sir Arthur Schuster (1851-1934). Hands were a popular subject of early X-rays. The first X-ray image was taken in 1895 by German physician Wilhelm Rontgen (1845-1923). It was of his wife s left hand.
X-rays quickly proved useful as a diagnostic and therapeutic tool. X-rays were used by battlefield physicians to locate bullets in wounded soldiers within six months of Rontgen s announcement. X-rays allowed physicians their first look inside the body without surgery.
The hand of a woman who has arthritis is shown in this X-ray photograph. This condition damages the joints. The X-ray was taken in 1896 by German physicist Sir Arthur Schuster (1851-1934). Hands were a popular subject of early X-rays. The first X-ray image was taken in 1895 by German physician Wilhelm Rontgen (1845-1923). It was of his wife s left hand.
X-rays quickly proved useful as a diagnostic and therapeutic tool. X-rays were used by battlefield physicians to locate bullets in wounded soldiers within six months of Rontgen s announcement. X-rays allowed physicians their first look inside the body without surgery.
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