The Existential Horror Created by the First X-Ray Images

(via Atlas Obscura)  The hand of Anna Bertha Roentgen, wife of inventor and scientist Wilhelm Roentgen was the first radiograph, a photograph exposed by X-rays instead of light, ever taken. It was an image that sparked a craze for the invisible rays that could shine through the opaque and illuminate the inner workings of the human body, and it catapulted Wilhelm Roentgen to worldwide fame.


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