Hand mit Ringen: Radiographic print

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Title

Hand mit Ringen: Radiographic print

Abstract

German professor of physics, Dr. Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen, discovered "a new kind of ray"—later known as the X-ray—in November 1895 and recorded the first X-ray images on photographic plates during the following weeks. This blurry image is a print from one of the first X-rays of a human being ever produced and said to depict the hand and wedding ring of Röntgen’s wife, Bertha.

Creator

Röntgen, Wilhelm Conrad, 1845-1923

Date Created

1895 December 22

Is Part Of

H MS c1 [Hawes Collection]

Extent

1 image

Medium

Radiographic Print

Identifier

E2003.1.47

Provenance

Gift of Dr. Raymond A. Dillon to the Lloyd E. Hawes Collection in the History of Radiology, Harvard Medical Library, 1975

Files

E2003147.jpg

Citation

Röntgen, Wilhelm Conrad, 1845-1923, “Hand mit Ringen: Radiographic print,” OnView, accessed April 17, 2024, https://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/6414.