May 31, 2017
A darkened laboratory with an
eerie green glow; a photograph of the bones of a woman’s hand
published on the front pages of newspapers throughout the globe;
mysterious rays that promise to change medicine forever but also
cause horrific disease in their champions and pioneers. In this
episode, called Bone Portraits, I tell the story of two men --
Wilhelm Roentgen, the discoverer of x-rays who would later win a
Nobel Prize, and Clarence Dally, the first victim of x-ray
radiation. Listen to the thrilling conclusion of our to part series
on the dawn of diagnostic imaging! We’ve got all this, plus a
double-header #AdamAnswers, in Episode 23 of Bedside Rounds, a tiny
podcast about fascinating stories in clinical medicine.
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