segunda-feira, setembro 29, 2003
1. The hand of Mrs. Wilhelm Roentgen: the first X-ray image, 1895.
In Otto Glasser, Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen and the early history of the Roentgen rays. London, 1933. National Library of Medicine.
The announcement of Roentgen’s discovery, illustrated with an X-ray photograph of his wife’s hand, was hailed as one of mankind’s greatest technological accomplishments, an invention that would revolutionize every aspect of human existence.
2. Jan van Riemsdyk (fl. 1750-1788), [artist].
An eminent anatomist and obstetrician, Hunter confined himself to a specific topic (late pregnancy) and "subject" (the dissection of a woman who died near the end of term). Illustrations that represent only "what was actually seen," Hunter argued, will carry "the mark of truth" and be "almost as infallible as the object itself."
posted by Luís Miguel Dias segunda-feira, setembro 29, 2003