Iconic Photo 1885: the Hand of Mrs Wilhelm Rontgen

Screen shot 2017-06-29 at 20.25.11.png Dr Wilhelm Conrad Rontgen didn’t just ask his wife for her hand in marriage…. he photographed it as an x-ray.  This is the first medical x-ray photograph.  His work won him the first Nobel Physics prize.

His wife saw it in a more philosophical light:

“I have seen my death”, she said.

From the series Times 100 Photos: the most influential images of all time.

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