100 years of x rays

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7006.688b (Published 09 September 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:688
  1. John Caroe
  1. General practitioner Ian Gow Memorial Health Centre, Langney, Eastbourne, East Sussex BN23 8BR

    EDITOR,—I think it pertinent to mention the importance of the discovery of x rays in another area that has affected our medical lives, besides those areas mentioned by Daniel J Nolan.1 The news took some time to reach South Australia: all communication took six weeks by boat. The discovery was exciting for my grandfather William Bragg, who was professor of physics at Adelaide University, and figure 1 shows an x ray picture …

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