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Digital Image - X-ray Department, Melbourne Hospital, circa 1897 Reg. No: MM 117225
- Digital image reproduced form a half-plate glass negative of the first x-ray equipment at Melbourne Hospital, circa 1897. Dr. Frederick John Clendinnen, pioneering Melbourne radiologist, and first radiologist at Melbourne Hospital, is operating the equipment, observed by a nurse and other doctors.
- Digital black and white image
- Statement Of Significance:
- Dr Frederick J. Clendinnen established the first x-ray equipment at Melbourne Hospital in Lonsdale Street, Melbourne in 1896, not long after Wilhelm Roentgen had first demonstrated x-rays in Germany in late 1895. This image depicts the first equipment at Melbourne Hospital, the major teaching and research hospital in Melbourne.
Frederick John Clendinnen (1860-1913) was a pioneering radiologist in Melbourne. He began taking x-rays in 1896, shortly after Wilhelm Roentgen's discovery of x-rays in 1895. Clendinnen established a laboratory at the back of his home and medical practice in Williams Road, Hawksburn, In 1896 he became the first radiologist at Melbourne Hospital.
- Description Of Content:
- Dr Frederick J. Clendinnen operating Melbourne's Hospital's first x-ray equipment. Two other doctors and a nurse observe him using the apparatus, apparently on a male patient's arm or hand.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from John Benson, 2011
|Tagged with:||hospitals, radiography, x-ray equipment, radiographic equipment, x-ray tubes|
|Themes this item is part of:||Medicine in Society Collection|
|Primary Classification:||MEDICINE & HEALTH|
|Secondary Classification:||Medical Technology|
|Tertiary Classification:||x-ray equipment|
|Format:||Digital Still Image: Black & White|
|Organisation Depicted:||Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1897|
|Person Depicted:||Dr Frederick Clendinnen, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1897|