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ROENTGEN AND X-RAYS

ROENTGEN AND X-RAYS To the Editor:— I have for some years noticed an increasing tendency for physicians and surgeons, especially those employing x-ray apparatus in their work, to make an unwarranted application of the name of Prof. Wilhelm Konrad Roentgen. Professor Roentgen was an eminent physicist, professor of physics in the University of Würzburg, and doubtless made important contributions to the science of radiology. However, he was not, as far as I know, the inventor of an x-ray tube, although he might have made or suggested modifications. As far as I can learn, the inventor of the original x-ray tube was Sir William Crookes, who desired to study the effects and qualities of the cathode ray when produced in a tube the interior of which was as nearly as possible a perfect vacuum. When I first became acquainted with the revelations made of conditions, normal or abnormal, in the interior of the animal http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA American Medical Association

ROENTGEN AND X-RAYS

JAMA , Volume 114 (18) – May 4, 1940

ROENTGEN AND X-RAYS

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To the Editor:—
I have for some years noticed an increasing tendency for physicians and surgeons, especially those employing x-ray apparatus in their work, to make an unwarranted application of the name of Prof. Wilhelm Konrad Roentgen. Professor Roentgen was an eminent physicist, professor of physics in the University of Würzburg, and doubtless made important contributions to the science of radiology.
However, he was not, as far as I know,...
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American Medical Association
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Copyright © 1940 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
0098-7484
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1538-3598
DOI
10.1001/jama.1940.02810180102023
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Abstract

To the Editor:— I have for some years noticed an increasing tendency for physicians and surgeons, especially those employing x-ray apparatus in their work, to make an unwarranted application of the name of Prof. Wilhelm Konrad Roentgen. Professor Roentgen was an eminent physicist, professor of physics in the University of Würzburg, and doubtless made important contributions to the science of radiology. However, he was not, as far as I know, the inventor of an x-ray tube, although he might have made or suggested modifications. As far as I can learn, the inventor of the original x-ray tube was Sir William Crookes, who desired to study the effects and qualities of the cathode ray when produced in a tube the interior of which was as nearly as possible a perfect vacuum. When I first became acquainted with the revelations made of conditions, normal or abnormal, in the interior of the animal

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JAMAAmerican Medical Association

Published: May 4, 1940

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