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What year was the first X-ray machine made and by whom?

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May 03, 2010 11:57PM

The first x-ray was taken in 1895 by Wilhelm Conrad Rontgen. He used an enclosed discharge tube of a cathode ray in a sealed, black carton so that no light would reach the tube, and but a paper plate covered in barium platinocyanide on ones side. The first x-ray was taken of his wife's hand.