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Picture No 11111823
Date 1899
Description X-ray work in the Boer War
Details

X-rays being used on patients during the Boer War. Ten inch induction coil at work. Major Battersby taking a skiagram of the shoulder. Photograph plate in specially devised wooden plate holder under shoulder joint. An ingenious tube holder is also seen. The treatment of wounds was greatly enhanced by the invention of X-rays and some 9 machines were taken to South Africa during the Second Boer War.
Source Unattributed photograph in The Sketch, 22 November 1899
Credit © Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans
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