Radiograph of a dead soldier, 1896.

Zehnder, Ludwig

 
Radiograph of a dead soldier, 1896.
4 0 c m
 
19cm
actual image size: 11cm x 32cm

Description

This original life-size whole body radiograph of a dead soldier was taken, in nine sections, by Ludwig Zehnder at the University of Freiburg, in Germany in 1896. The whole body measured 1.84 metres in height and the exposure time for each section was approximately five minutes per film. The faint writing, with an arrow pointing towards the forehead, reads 'small arms projectile located in the facing temple at a distance of 20 cm from the dry plate.' The radiograph is in the collection of the Deutsches Museum in Munich.

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10315195

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