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  • U.S.
    Monday Feb 3, 1896

    X-ray

    Collecting the results of X-rays of fractured wrist

    U.S.
    Monday Feb 3, 1896

    On 3 February 1896 Gilman Frost, professor of medicine at the college, and his brother Edwin Frost, professor of physics, exposed the wrist of Eddie McCarthy, whom Gilman had treated some weeks earlier for a fracture, to the X-rays and collected the resulting image of the broken bone on gelatin photographic plates obtained from Howard Langill, a local photographer also interested in Röntgen's work.




  • U.S.
    Tuesday May 5, 1896

    X-ray

    Edison and the fluoroscope

    U.S.
    Tuesday May 5, 1896

    American inventor Thomas Edison started research soon after Röntgen's discovery and investigated materials' ability to fluoresce when exposed to X-rays, finding that calcium tungstate was the most effective substance. In May 1896 he developed the first mass-produced live imaging device, his "Vitascope", later called the fluoroscope, which became the standard for medical X-ray examinations.




  • Wilberforce, Ohio, U.S.
    Tuesday May 12, 1896

    W. E. B. Du Bois

    Marriage

    Wilberforce, Ohio, U.S.
    Tuesday May 12, 1896

    While at Wilberforce, Du Bois married Nina Gomer, one of his students, on May 12, 1896.




  • U.S.
    Saturday Jul 4, 1896

    Flag of the United States

    Star for Utah

    U.S.
    Saturday Jul 4, 1896

    The flag was changed to have 45 stars. (for Utah)




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