Wilhelm Conrad Rontgen

black and white photo of Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen
Photo of Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen by Life Photo Archive is Public Domain.

Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen was the German engineer and physicist credited with the discovery of X-ray in 1895.  Rontgen’s discovery is one of the greatest scientific discoveries leading to diagnostic advances in the medical industry and later in the field of non-destructive testing.  Rontgen generated the first medical X-ray image of his wife’s hand pictured below:

Blurry black and white x-ray of a hand
First medical X-ray by Wilhelm Röntgen of his wife Anna Bertha Ludwig’s hand is Public Domain.

The following are links to articles and videos providing detailed information about Roentgen – the German engineer & Physicist credited with the discovery of X-ray in 1895.

1.1 Wilhelm Conrad Rontgen Printable Word File

1.1 Wilhelm Conrad Rontgen: Español

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