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Skeleton of a boy sitting on the 'D' of 'Dream', from Francesco Bertinatti, Elementi di anatomia fisiologica applicata alle belle arti figurative (Turin, 1837-39).  Artist: Mecco Leone. Lithograph
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An x-ray of a baby’s skull. From U.S. Department of Labor, Children’s Bureau. Infant Growth and Development (Washington, DC, ca. 1943). Photo offset.

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U.S. Department of Labor, Children’s Bureau. Infant Growth and Development.

Washington, DC, ca. 1943. Photo offset. National Library of Medicine.

The X ray quickly became one of the defining devices of modern scientific medicine and was often featured in public health campaigns.



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