Item 2011.014.001.005 - The discovery of x-rays

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The discovery of x-rays

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  • 1970 (Creation)
    Eastman Kodak Company

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1 photograph : b&w, x-ray + 1 paper

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(1888 -)

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A copy of the x-ray radiographic image of Wilhelm Conrad Rontgen's wife's hand, taken in 1895, and reproduced in 1970 to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the discovery of x-ray imaging. The copy was made on Kodak RP/D X-OMAT Radiograph Duplicating Film. A piece of paper accompanying the image gives details of its creation.

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