January 23, 1896: The First Public X-Rays

X-Ray

X-Ray

1896 – Although he was not the only person to be working on the technology and not the first X-ray, Wilhelm Roentgen gave the first public lecture and demonstration of his device. He photographed Dr. Albert von Kolliker’s hand at the Wurzburg Physical Medical Society.

The first X-ray he ever took was of his wife’s hand (with wedding ring on). The practice is also known as Röntgen rays.

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