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He moved a piece of lead near to the screen, watching its shadow sharpen, and it was then that he dropped it in surprise: he had seen the dark skeletal pattern of the bones as his hand moved across the face of the screen. Still doubting what he saw he took out some photographic film for a permanent record. Röntgen had made one of the most monumental discoveries in the history of science: X-rays, and seen for the first time images that are today common in every hospital casualty department.


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