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hand of Mrs. Wilhelm Roentgen: the first X-ray image, 1895
Otto Glasser, Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen and the early
history of the Roentgen rays. London, 1933. National Library
announcement of Roentgen’s discovery, illustrated with an
X-ray photograph of his wife’s hand, was hailed as one of
mankind’s greatest technological accomplishments, an invention
that would revolutionize every aspect of human existence.
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