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Negative - X-Ray Equipment Built by Dr Thomas Beckett, South Yarra, Victoria, circa 1907 Image Reg. No: MM 8191

Summary:
X-ray equipment built by Dr Thomas Beckett, pioneering radiologist, circa 1907. Beckett constructed his own x-ray equipment from the early 1900s, while in practice in Northcote, and became radiologist to Alfred Hospital, South Yarra, in 1902. This photo is either of the euipment set up in his surgery at Chelmer, 340 St Kilda Road, South Yarra, where he resided from 1905, or at his previous surgery and residence at 180 High Street, Northcote.

Photograph by Thomas Beckett. Part of a collection of glass plate negatives taken by Dr Thomas George Beckett, doctor, pioneering radiologist and amateur photographer between 1891 and 1910. The collection is primarily of Beckett's family, friends, homes, and towns and suburbs where Beckett and his family lived, including Charlton in central Victoria and Northcote & South Yarra, suburbs of Melbourne, Victoria.
Description Of Content:
The first x ray equipment in Australia. It was built by Dr. T.G.Beckett.
Acquisition Information:
Copied from T. Beckett, 1990
Acknowledgement:
The Biggest Family Album of Australia, Museum Victoria
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: electrical equipment, innovations, inventions, medical equipment, x-ray equipment
Themes this item is part of: Images & Image Making Collection, Medicine in Society Collection, Dr Thomas George Beckett Collection, Dr Thomas George Beckett (1859-1937), The Biggest Family Album in Australia Collection
Primary Classification: MEDICINE & HEALTH
Secondary Classification: Medical Technology
Tertiary Classification: x-ray equipment
Organisations Depicted: 'Chelmer'
Format: Negative: Black & White; 35 mm
Place & Date Depicted: South Yarra, Victoria, Australia, circa 1907
Photographer: Dr Thomas Beckett, South Yarra, Victoria, Australia, circa 1907

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