A surgeon examining an x-ray photograph, St Bartholomew's Hospital, West Smithfield, City of London, Greater London

A surgeon examining an x-ray photograph, St Bartholomew's Hospital, West Smithfield, City of London, Greater London
Photograph taken 20 January 1939 © Source: Historic England Archive ref: med01_01_0123

A surgeon examining an x-ray photograph in front of a diagram of the X-ray room at the Mozelle Sasson High Voltage X-Ray Therapy Department at St Bartholomew's Hospital. The first scientific paper on X-Rays was published in December 1895. The first X-ray plant was installed at St Bartholomew's by 1896. The department under went many changes during the early 20th century. On the 10 December 1936 the Mozelle Sassoon High Voltage X-Ray Therapy Department was officially opened. It was in a specially constructed building and used barium concrete to provide insulation against stray radiation. This equipment was in use until 1962 and treated around 5,000 patients.

Location

Greater London City of London

Period

World War Two (1939 - 1945)

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