Ethereal fire: antecedents of radiology and radiotherapy
Department of Radiation Oncology
Equipment Design; History, 17th Century; History, 18th Century; History, 19th Century; History, 20th Century; Radiography; Radiotherapy
Life Sciences | Medicine and Health Sciences
OBJECTIVE: The objective is to explore the events that led to the implementation of X-radiation for medical purposes within months of its discovery. CONCLUSION: The century-long experience with electrotherapeutics and the concurrent adoption of ultraviolet light therapy, facilitated the swift inclusion of X-radiation into medical practice.
DOI of Published Version
AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2007 Apr;188(4):904-12. Link to article on publisher's site
AJR. American journal of roentgenology
Aronowitz, Jesse N., "Ethereal fire: antecedents of radiology and radiotherapy" (2007). Open Access Articles. 1227.