author={Simone Natale},
  journal={Media History},
  pages={345 - 358}
This article focuses on the early history of X-rays. It argues that, during the first years after their discovery in 1895 by German physicist Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen, they were regarded as a technological attraction and a visual medium. While their application in medical practice was not yet fully established, the possibility of seeing into the realm of the invisible encouraged pioneers of this technology to actively exploit their visual powers. By using a media-history framework, and relying on… 
  • E. Dobson
  • Victorian Literature and Culture
  • 2017
In 1892 the celebrated physicist and chemist William Crookes commented on the existence of “an almost infinite range of ethereal vibrations or electrical rays,” which he believed could revolutionize
Insights into Insights: Visual Narratives of Medical Imaging and Intervention Technologies and the Popular Viscourse
  • Anna L. Roethe
  • Psychology
    Handbook of Popular Culture and Biomedicine
  • 2018
Historically, the role of visual media in diagnostic narratives seems clear and unambiguous. In the age of image-guided therapy, visual control over the human body has attained a completely new
The mummy and the medical gaze: digital visualisations in the British Museum’s exhibition Ancient lives, new discoveries
ABSTRACT The British Museum’s exhibition Ancient lives, new discoveries (2014–2015) is analysed from the point of view of how medical imaging was used to convey new knowledge about mummies and
Capturing the Material Invisible: OGS Crawford, Ghosts, and the Stonehenge Avenue
Why do archaeologists excavate? What should we expect from archaeological archives? OGS Crawford’s discovery and excavation of the course of the Stonehenge Avenue in the summer of 1923 – perhaps the
The Microcinema Movement and Montreal
This dissertation offers a cultural studies analysis of the microcinema phenomenon in the urban environment. It provides a working understanding of the term as a cultural practice located at
InsideOut: Towards an Understanding of Designing Playful Experiences with Imaging Capsules
This work designed a playful wearable system called "InsideOut", where users play with the real-time video of their gastrointestinal tract captured by an imaging capsule, and derived four themes articulating the play experiences to guide future playful designs using imaging capsules.
La temprana recepción de los rayos X en Buenos Aires, 1896-1897: medicina, esoterismo y fantasías plebeyas
  • M. Vallejo
  • History
    História, Ciências, Saúde-Manguinhos
  • 2019
Resumen El objetivo de este artículo es documentar la recepción temprana de los rayos X en la cultura científica de la ciudad de Buenos Aires. Haciendo uso de fuentes periódicas de diversa índole, el
Towards an epistemology of medical imaging
Tese de doutoramento (co-tutela), Historia e Filosofia das Ciencias (Filosofia), Faculdade de Ciencias da Universidade de Lisboa, Universita degli Studi di Milano, 2015


"Looking Radiant": Science, Photography and the X-ray Craze of 1896
Wilhelm Roentgen discovered X-rays in late 1895, and X-rays were immediately popularized in Britain as a new form of special effect photography. During the late nineteenth-century, special effect pho
X Rays and the Quest for Invisible Reality in the Art of Kupka, Duchamp, and the Cubists
In a 1949 essay, “Some Memories of Pre-Dada: Picabia and Duchamp,” Gabrielle Buffet-Picabia recalled the years before World War I as a time characterized by “an ebullience of invention, of
Rontgen's Ghosts: Photography, X-Rays, and the Victorian Imagination
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
to their religious faith. And yet elsewhere, in a video that simply and quickly explains the workings of natural selection, viewers see the “theory” in operation. But my guess is that the most potent
Media as modern magic: Early x‐ray imaging and cinematography in Sweden
This article examines different forms of intermedial relations between x‐ray imaging and cinematography in the media culture around 1900, mainly in a Swedish context. With the Stockholm Exhibition of
X-rays and technology as metaphor.
  • B. Lentle
  • Medicine
    CMAJ : Canadian Medical Association journal = journal de l'Association medicale canadienne
  • 2000
Developments in the use of x-rays in medicine over the century or so since their discovery by Wilhelm Conrad Rontgen are traced.
Calibration and Work in the X-Ray Economy, 1896-1928
In this paper, I juxtapose three periods in the history of x-rays: the 1890s, 1900-18 and 1918-28. During these three periods, x-ray work went from cacophony to symphony: to begin with, x-ray workers
Magic; Stage Illusions and Scientific Diversions, Including Trick Photography
Introduction by Henry Ridgely Evans. Book gives a history of magic and illusions, and explains how they work. Part 1 has chapters on 19th Century magicians; disappearing tricks; optical tricks; stage
The New Photography
  • D. C. Porter
  • Computer Science, Medicine
    The Ulster medical journal
  • 1962
My first duty is to welconmc the authors' students at the opening of the new hospital session, beginning officially this morniing, and I do this on behalf of the entire medical and dental staff.
Imagining Tomorrow: History, Technology, and the American Future
"Imagining Tomorrow" takes a lively and informative look at the future as envisioned in the American past. Covering the period from the 1880s to the present, it examines the expectations that various