The first X -ray negative of the human hand, 1896.
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Print by Scottish electrical engineer Alan Archibald Campbell Swinton (1863-1930). In 1896 Swinton opened the first radiographic laboratory in Britain and in 1908 published his ideas on an electrical system for television. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1915, and also served on its council.