X-ray machines

Comment Icon0 Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen, a physics professor, discovered x-rays in 1895. The discovery revolutionized the practice of medicine very quickly. The first x-ray images showed only the hard structures of the body like bones. As the technology and science improved, soft tissues like the stomach and lungs could be seen as well.

Comment Icon0 Dr. Saul Tamarkin began his radiology practice in Youngstown in 1930 after two years of post-doctorate study at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. In this interview, he talks about the x-ray department at Saint Elizabeth’s Hospital at that time and how it expanded quickly.

Comment Icon0 In this interview, Dr. Tamarkin explains that type of x-ray images that were common when he started working in 1930 and how the technology has progressed.


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