This Day in History November 8, 1895

By Ruth on November 8, 2013 in history, science
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X-rays

Today’s feature is certainly quite important to the world of medical science. On this date in 1895, Wilhelm Roentgen “accidentally” discovered the X-ray.  He was doing some experiments with electricity–cathode rays to be precise.  He discovered that there was a new kind of light that could pass through solid matter.  And the rest if history. At last broken bones could be diagnosed precisely.

For more information:

http://famousdaily.com/history/roentgen-discovers-x-ray.html

http://www.healthcentral.com/dailydose/cf/2013/11/04/x_rays_discovered_nov_8_1895

http://www.ndt-ed.org/EducationResources/HighSchool/Radiography/discoveryxrays.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X-ray

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