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What does Würzburg have to do with x-Rays?

Dr. Roentgen Haus Wuerzburg

While walking or riding the bus to school in Würzburg, Germany, I have passed the Röntgen House many times, not really paying attention.

After some history lessons in school, I learned the significance of this famous research building. I found out that the first x-Rays were discovered in Würzburg by W.C Röntgen in 1885
Dr. Roentgen haus Wuerzburg
Dr. Roentgen Haus in Würzburg

With this discovery W. C. Röntgen was granted the Nobel Price in physics. The home belonged to the formal Physics Institute of the University of Würzburg at the Röntgenring 8 address, and now is used by the University of Applied Science of Würzburg-Schweinfurt

Dr. Roentgen who invented the x-rays

The discovery came on a late Friday evening of the 8th of November 1895. Saga is that he used his wife’s hand under the first x-Ray machine. He presented his new finding in publications and magazines

Roentgen Plaque
Röntgen Plague at the building

Plague reads: W.C. Röntgen discovered the x-rays in 1895 in this building.

The Röntgen memorial site contains an exhibition of historical machines, instruments and documents. The Röntgen Memorial Site is located at the Röntgenring 8, Würzburg (photos by Wikimedia)

Dr. Roentgen invented the x-rays here
Dr. Roentgen invented the x-rays in this room

The first medical X-ray (Röntgenstrahlen) was taken by Wilhelm Röntgen of his wife Anna Bertha Ludwig’s hand in 1895

X-ray (Röntgenstrahlen) was taken by Wilhelm Röntgen of his wife Anna Bertha Ludwig's hand in 1895
X-ray machine of Siemens und Halske from 1912
Two X-ray tubes
X-ray machine of Siemens und Halske from 1912
X-ray machine of Siemens und Halske from 1912

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