To the casual observer, the X-ray of a hand, seen below, appears unremarkable. However, it is in fact the world’s first X-ray taken of a human, in December 1895 – and belongs to the wife of the man who accidentally changed the face of medical diagnosis. Such was the shock Anna Bertha Roentgen felt upon seeing the skeletal picture of her left hand, complete with wedding and engagement rings, that she exclaimed: ‘I have seen my death.’ On November 8 that year, her husband, German physicist Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen, had been conducting an experiment in his lab – the effects of passing an electrical current through gases at low pressure – when something caught his eye. Photographic plates near his equipment had started to glow. Scroll down for video The first ever X-ray taken of a human (above, on December 22, 1895) was the left hand, complete with wedding and engagement rings, of Anna Bertha Roentgen – the wife of the man who accidentally discovered a form of radiation that would change the face of medicine Pictured left is Anna Bertha. In November 1895, German physicist Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen (right, circa 1896) was conducting an experiment in his lab when… Read full this story
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