Early MGH X-ray tube

This item, in glass and metal thought to be made by Walter Dodd, MD, late 19th century, can be found in Paul S. Russell, MD Museum of Medical History and Innovation, Boston.
Walter Dodd, a photographer of MGH, began experimenting with X-rays in the 1890s, soon after X-ray images were discovered. With Dodd's guidance, surgeons at MGH began using X-rays to locate a break in a patient's bone or a foreign object like a bullet.

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Photo by Luca Ambrosio (August 2016), main text by Laura Ferro and Filippo Cucinella (January 2017)

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- Paul S. Russell, MD Museum of Medical History and Innovation official website , Boston 2016.


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