University of Wurzburg
scientist who discovered x-ray
s on November 8, 1895
. They were coming from a Hittorf-Crookes tube
. For this he was awarded the first Nobel Prize
. He refused to take out a patent
on his discovery.
Unfortunately, he liked to demonstrate x-rays by holding his hand in a beam of them and died of radiation exposure. Maybe the first, definitely not the last. For a time x-rays were used in shoe stores so people could see how well their shoes fit