The discovery of the X-rays in 1895 was the beginning of a revolutionary change in our understanding of the physical world. Within a few years, X-rays became a valued diagnostic tool of the physicians worldwide. And since their use, they have been very efficient in nursing numerous perilous diseases and also for many non-medical purposes.
Here are a few vintage photographs of how have X-rays been in operation over the years.
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A man receiving an X-ray in Austria, Circa 1910.
The picture is taken at the radiologist exhibition, 1934. The latest X-ray apparatus is being operated by a radiologist wearing the old-type protectors which are no longer necessary with modern equipment.
A chest X-ray in progress at Professor Menard's radiology department at the Cochin Hospital, Paris, 1914.
The photograph depicts an X-ray machine which circles the head to take panoramic picture of teeth, eliminating usual mouthful of film, 1960.
X-ray machine at the California Dental Association exhibit, California state fair, 1953.
An X-ray technician with the US Medical Corps tending to a wounded soldier during the World War II, Circa 1941-1945.
Taking an X-ray image with the early apparatus "Cooks Tube," 1800. The standing man is viewing his hand with a fluoroscope screen. No precautions against the radiation exposure are taken as its hazards were not known at that time.
A male technician is taking an X-ray of a female patient in 1940. This image was used to argue that the radiation exposure during the X-ray procedure would be negligible.
An X-ray demonstration with the latest X-ray apparatus in London, 1932.
At the Roentgen Institute, the modern Roentgen "Look Through" machine, which prevents any injury to the treating physician, Frankfurt, Germany, Circa 1929.
Doctors using the X-ray machine to feed "Venous Catheter" into the patient's heart, 1947. Venous Catheter is used to supply food, fluids and medicines into the patient's body for a prolonged period.
A small child being given chest X-ray at Chelsea Chest Clinic, 1949.
In October 1937, Rio de Janeiro, a radiograph invented by professor physicist Moraes De Abreu to detect lung diseases, called Roentgen-Photography was used on a patient.
A woman is having her head X-rayed with the new shock-proof apparatus at the London Medical Exhibition, Royal Horticultural Hall. The device designed for the consulting room was simple to use as it could be plugged into any domestic lighting point, 1934.