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Roentgen, Wilhelm (1845–1923)

  • By: Kelly Boyer Sagert
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

Born on March 27, 1845, at Lennep in the Lower Rhine Province of Germany, Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen is best known for discovering the types of rays now called X-rays. His discovery revolutionized medical practices because doctors could now view the ...

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