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Xrays in Glasgow

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In 1896, John Macintyre set up the first radiology department in the world at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary. Only months before had x-radiation been discovered by Wilhelm Roentgen. At this time, Macintyre was employed by Glasgow Royal infirmary as their Medical Electrician and he very quickly grasped the significance of the discovery – In March 1896, only a few months after the discovery of x-rays, Macintyre obtained permission from the hospital managers to establish an x-ray laboratory, creating the first x-ray unit in the world to provide a service to patients.

Xrays in Glasgow

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“Xrays in Glasgow,” Heritage, accessed November 19, 2019, https://heritage.rcpsg.ac.uk/items/show/1303.