X-ray machine from 1896 compared to modern version





Scientists have dusted off X-ray equipment dating from shortly after the discovery of the rays in 1895, in order to put it through its paces.

Researchers from the same Dutch town where the system was originally built used it to produce striking images that belie its simplicity and age.

The team said the images required a radiation dose to the subject some 1,500 times higher than a modern X-ray.

Details of the research were published reported in the journal Radiology.

The original system was developed by high school director H J Hoffmans and local hospital director Lambertus Theodorus van Kleef from Maastricht in the Netherlands....



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