Alan Archibald Campbell Swinton, Scottish electrical engineer, 1896.
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Plate taken from 'The Windsor Magazine', volume 3, January to June 1896, entitled: 'Mr A A Campbell-Swinton surrounded by his apparatus used in lecturing before the Royal Photographic Society'. The Scottish electrical engineer Campbell-Swinton (1863-1930) was one of the first to explore the medical applications of radiography, opening the first radiographic laboratory in Britain in 1896. In 1908 he published his ideas for an electronic television system. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1915.