How American surgeons introduced radiology into U.S. medicine.

  title={How American surgeons introduced radiology into U.S. medicine.},
  author={Ira M. Rutkow},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  volume={165 2},
In 1985, Wilhelm Roentgen of Germany discovered "x-rays." His findings were so startling and the expectations for x-rays were of such inestimable value that, within just a few weeks, an English language translation of his paper was published verbatim in the United States. It was immediately apparent that the usefulness of x-rays for clinical diagnosis was implicit in their ability to demonstrate pathologic problems of the skeleton and to visualize foreign objects in the body. Not unexpectedly… CONTINUE READING