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Look How Far We have Come, the History of X-Rays


You ever wonder about the history of X-Rays? From their discovery in 1895 up until today X-Rays have been an integral part of the process of diagnosis. If it weren’t for X-rays it’s fair to assume that medicine would not be where it’s at today in terms of the prevention, treatment, and cure of many ailments and diseases. So what are some of the things we know about X-Rays?

1-    X-rays were discovered on December 28th, 1895

2-    Weeks after their discovery the first anatomical imaging experiments were performed in the Netherlands.

3-    The machine used for said experiments was built from equipment belonging to a high school.

4-    X-Rays were originally known as Roentgen Rays, an homage to the man that first discovered them, Wilhelm Roentgen.

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