1920s radiology

Seymour Cochrane Shanks

Seymour Cochrane Shanks reviewed radiology in the 1920s (Cochrane Shanks BJR 1973; 46(550):  766-767). There was a considerable degree of sophistication to radiology in the 1920s. The early gas X-ray tubes were replaced with the new hot-cathode vacuum Coolidge tubes which were much more predictable in their output. Radiography was becoming less of an art and more of a science. The radiation protection of the tubes improved dramatically with the use of self-protected tubes however there was still an element of electrical danger before the shockproof apparatus was introduced in the 1930s.

 

Obituaries:

Robert Knox

Robert Knox died on the 21st September 1928 and he is mourned in the British Journal of Radiology (BJR 1928; 1(10): 344-348). Knox “worked unceasingly for British radiology” and we owe him a debt of gratitude. He played a leading role in the formation of the British Institute of Radiology and was the author of influential books on therapy and diagnosis.

Robert Knox 

Image source: BJR 1928; 1(10): 344-348

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