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  • n  a unit of radiation exposure; the dose of ionizing radiation that will produce 1 electrostatic unit of electricity in 1 cc of dry air
  • n  German physicist who discovered x-rays and developed roentgenography (1845-1923)

  • Wilhelm Konrad Roentgen (1845-1923), German physicist, discovered X (or roentgen) rays; won the 1901 Nobel prize.
  • He had received between 6,000 and 18,000 rem (roentgen equivalent man) of radiation, at least ten times the dose that is generally considered deadly.
  • Only one of the works survives: the blue roentgen ghost of a nude, eerily transparent.
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  • LRHS celebrates Radiologic Tech Week
    Lake Regional Health System celebrates National Radiologic Technology Week to honor the hard work and accomplishments of its radiologic technologists. NRTW is observed each year during the week that includes Nov. 8, the day German physicist Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen discovered the X-ray in 1895.
    Nov. 6, 2013 - Lake Sun Leader

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