X-ray of a rat, 1896.

X-ray of a rat, 1896.

Eder, Josef Maria

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Photogravure from an early X-ray of a rat from 'Versuche Uber Photographie' by Dr Josef M Eder and E Valenta. X-ray or 'new' photography caused a sensation when it was discovered by German scientist Profesor Roentgen (1845-1923) in 1895. The X-rays were also called radiographs or cathode rays. Dimensions: 137mm x 248mm.
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