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).
- Science Museum, Making the Modern World Gallery
- Object Number:
- A655772 Pt6
- x-ray accessories
- furnishing and equipment
- tools & equipment
- x-ray machine
- visual and verbal communication
- Loan: Wellcome Trust
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