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Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen : the birth of radiology

Author: Gerd Rosenbusch; A de Knecht-Van Eekelen
Publisher: Cham, Switzerland : Springer, 2019.
Series: Springer biographies
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book, which will appeal to all with an interest in the history of radiology and physics, casts new light on the life and career of Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen, showing how his personality was shaped by his youth in the Netherlands and his teachers in Switzerland. Beyond this, it explores the technical developments relevant to the birth of radiology in the late nineteenth century and examines the impact of the  Read more...
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Named Person: Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen; Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gerd Rosenbusch; A de Knecht-Van Eekelen
ISBN: 9783319976617 3319976613 3319976605 9783319976600 9783319976624 3319976621
OCLC Number: 1090811390
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 203 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents: Intro; Introduction; Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen: A European Citizen; X-Rays: A New Era in Medical Diagnostics and Therapy; Röntgen's Biographies; Chronology: The Life of Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen; Acknowledgements; Illustration Credits; Contents; 1: Born for Business, Raised for Science (1845-1865); The Röntgen Family; Birth and Early Childhood in Lennep (1845-1848); Youth in Apeldoorn (1848-1862); Living in Utrecht (1862-1865); Dr Jan Willem Gunning and Family; The Technical School (1862-1864); The Utrecht University (1865); 2: A Future in Physics (1865-1875) Studies at the Polytechnikum in Zurich (1865-1868)A Year at the Zurich University (1868-1869); Personal Life in Zurich; Assistant to Kundt; Röntgen's First Publication in the Annalen der Physik und Chemie (1870); Work in Würzburg; Marrying Bertha Ludwig; Strasbourg: A New University; Physics in Strasbourg; Röntgen's Publications (1872-1874); The Habilitation (1874); 3: Reliable Lecturer, Conscientious Investigator (1875-1895); Hohenheim (1875-1876); Back in Strasbourg (1876-1879); Experiments with Kundt; Röntgen's Individual Experiments; The Nomination in Giessen; The Giessen University Living and Working in Giessen (1879-1888)Röntgen's Assistants; Röntgen's Experiments in Giessen; Staying or Leaving; The Würzburg University; Röntgen's Position in Würzburg; Teaching and Lecturing; Assistants; Physics in Würzburg (1889-1895); Looking for a New Challenge; 4: Enjoying the Company of Friends, Hiking, Hunting, and Playing; There Is More in Life Than Physics; Summer in Pontresina; Spring Time in the Mediterranean; Winter in the Alps; Hunting; 5: A New Kind of Rays; Experiments in the Dark; The Path to the Discovery of the X-Rays; Cathode Rays; The Discovery; Spreading the News The Demonstration for the EmperorThe Only Public Lecture; The Only Interview; Zehnder's Correspondence with Röntgen on X-Rays; Two More Papers; Some Remarks on the Discovery; Who Could Have Discovered the X-Rays Earlier?; Ludwig Zehnder; Ivan Pului; Arthur Goodspeed and William Jennings; Philipp Lenard; 6: Living the Life of a Celebrity (1900-1914); Munich and Its University; Physics in Munich; Colleagues; Röntgen's 60th Birthday; Assistants in Munich; Franz Möller and Siegfried Valentiner; Peter Koch; Ernst Wagner; Other Assistants; Abram Joffe and His Work with Röntgen on Crystals; Students His First PhD Students in MunichStudents from Abroad; A Student's Personal Reminiscences; PhD Students Working on X-Rays; The Nobel Prize; Röntgen and the "Deutsches Museum"; Representation; 7: World War I Changes Everything (1914-1923); The Outbreak of World War I; The Manifest "An die Kulturwelt"; Life Goes On; The End of World War I; Bertha's Death; The Lonely Last Years; The Last Swiss Holidays; Working Till the End; Röntgen's Death; 8: X-Rays: Vista of Another World; On the Nature of the X-Rays; Haga and Wind; Walter and Pohl, Koch and Sommerfeld; Solving the Question
Series Title: Springer biographies
Responsibility: Gerd Rosenbusch, Annemarie de Knecht-van Eekelen.

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