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June 8, 2017

"I Have Seen My Death": The First X-Ray Photograph


When Anna Bertha Ludwig saw the bones of her hand exposed beneath her skin, her wedding wing hovering above the skeletal knuckles, she reportedly exclaimed, "I have seen my death." The memento mori visual, later immortalized on a photographic plate, is known as the first medical X-ray image. It was created on December 22, 1895 by her husband Wilhelm Röntgen, who had discovered this penetrating electromagnetic radiation that November. -- Hperallergic

Posted by gerardvanderleun at June 8, 2017 6:03 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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