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First X-Ray

This x-ray taken by J. Norman Collie is believed to be the first clinical x-ray taken in the UK.

This x-ray is believed to be the first clinical x-ray taken in the UK. The x-ray was taken by J. Norman Collie, who served as Professor of Organic Chemistry at UCL from 1896-1913 before leading the chemistry department from 1913-1928.

In addition to his research on x-rays, he worked closely with William Ramsay, the discoverer of the noble gases. Collie was also an avid mountaineer, climbing all around the world and naming more than 30 peaks in the Canadian Rockies.

 

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