Röntgen's X-Rays as mirrored in public interest

On Friday night, 8th November 1895, the physician Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen from Würzburg discovered a new type of radiation while doing tests with cathode ray tubes. Within just six weeks of intensive research, he succeeded in exploring the essential characteristics of the X-rays- or "Röntgen rays" as they were named after him later on.

Edisons X-ray apparatus on the occasion of an exhibition in New York in May 1896
Edison's X-ray apparatus on the occasion of an exhibition in New York in May 1896

This article was first published in the VISIONS, issue 1/2001, a publication of Toshiba Medical Systems


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