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A skiagram (or skiagraphy), aka "shadow photograph" was an early term for x-ray photography. Here is a demonstration on the method for obtaining a skiagram, 1896. From: "Archives of Clinical Skiagraphy," vol.1. Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia.

X-ray room, 1919. National Library of Medicine.

Zoom sur le timbre «Antoine Béclère (1856-1939 - Fondateur de la radiologie française »,1957.

Röntgen ( examines a patient. From a German popular scientific book of 1896. Mary Evans Picture Library.

20 mars 1896. - Balle masquée depuis deux ans. - 45 minutes de pose. Barthélemy, Toussaint . - [Collection de 65 photoélectrographies, premières radiographies obtenues en France]. Paris, 1896. BIU Santé -

Ghostbuster Abe Lincoln

An extremely rare photograph of President Abraham Lincoln taken during his brief yet memorable stint as a paranormal investigator and eliminator circa 1864.

CPA Neufmoutiers-en-Brie, Sanatorium de "Aide et Protection", Salle de Radiologie, Röntgenzimmer.

X-ray photograph of the lungs of a patient after death from tuberculosis (1903).

Frontal sinus transilluminator, from Joseph D. Bryant and Albert H. Buck’s American practice of surgery, 1906.

From the book Hidden Treasure: The National Library of Medicine, published in 2012 by Blast Books in cooperation with the National Library of Medicine. #tuberculosis