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).
- Sir Henry Wellcome's Museum Collection
- Object Number:
- A655772 Pt6
overall: 37 mm x 150 mm x 200 mm, .59kg
- x-ray accessories
- furnishing and equipment
- tools & equipment
- x-ray machine
- visual and verbal communication
- Loan, Wellcome Trust