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Commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the first report describing x-rays, Dr. Otto Glasser has composed a small volume retelling the story of their discovery. The identification of x-rays by W. C. Röntgen has often been described in a sensational fashion. Much to the credit of the author, the events prior to their discovery are related in a simple style.
Little known scientific studies of Professer Röntgen are discussed and serve to broaden our admiration for this pure scientist. He apparently was well known among the German universities for his investigations in the properties of gases. It was not until after
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Dr. W. C. Röntgen.. Ann Intern Med. 1949;30:873–874. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-30-4-873_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1949;30(4):873-874.
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