Bringing Cancer to Light: Radiology’s invisible energies play lead role in cancer careJul. 7, 2014, 1:08 PM
It all started with a faint glow.
It was November 1895, and the German physicist Wilhelm Roentgen was experimenting with an early cathode ray tube—a vacuum tube with a contained electric current. During his experiments he noticed an odd fluorescence in crystals on a nearby table. Surprisingly, the glow continued even when he covered the tube with heavy black paper.
Roentgen had discovered X-rays.
Originally published in Momentum