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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.




  • Palermo, Italy
    Wednesday Feb 5, 1896

    X-ray

    Developing live images

    Palermo, Italy
    Wednesday Feb 5, 1896

    On February 5, 1896 live imaging devices were developed by both Italian scientist Enrico Salvioni (his "cryptoscope") and Professor McGie of Princeton University (his "Skiascope"), both using barium platinocyanide.




  • Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
    Friday Feb 14, 1896

    X-ray

    First surgical operation

    Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
    Friday Feb 14, 1896

    On February 14, 1896, Hall-Edwards was also the first to use X-rays in a surgical operation.




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