X-ray plates

1914-1918 in Vienna

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Left hand side: A639408 Pt10, Film holder. Right hand side: A655772 Pt6, Box of X-ray plates. Graduated grey background.
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Box of X-ray plates.

X-ray plates are used to develop X-rays onto. These German examples in a sealed cardboard box were part of a German First World War X-ray kit. Once X-rays had been discovered in 1895, physicians and surgeons were keen to use them to see inside the body without resorting to surgery. The plates are shown here with a film holder (A639408 Pt10).

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Object Number:
A655772 Pt6
x-ray accessories
  • visual and verbal communication
  • photograph
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • x-ray machine
Loan, Wellcome Trust

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