In 1895, a German scientist chanced upon a form of radiation capable of “seeing through” most solid objects, rapidly transforming the practice of medicine. The photo to the left is a replica of the first X-ray machine in Texas, made in 1896 by UTMB founding faculty member Dr. Seth Morris. Within months of its completion, Morris and a colleague X-rayed a nurse’s hand and produced the state’s first-ever medical image. Parts of what household machine were used to make this technology possible?
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