Rontgen's Ghosts: Photography, X-Rays, and the Victorian Imagination

  title={Rontgen's Ghosts: Photography, X-Rays, and the Victorian Imagination},
  author={A. W. Grove},
  journal={Literature and Medicine},
  pages={141 - 173}
  • A. W. Grove
  • Published 1997
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Literature and Medicine
  • Grove examines the way in which Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen's 1895 discovery of X-rays confirmed many pre-existing ideas about the existence of ghosts and the way in which the photographic plate could detect realities invisible to the human eye. The arti cle situates Röntgen's discovery within a history of ghost fiction, ghost hunting, and ghost-like photographs. 
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