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Harmful Effects of X-rays - Dr. Kassabian's Hands

Harmful Effects of X-rays - Dr. Kassabian's Hands Disasters American History Social Studies

This image depicts the hands of Dr. Mihran Kassabian, an early radiologist who was concerned about the potentially negative side effects of X-rays due to his own experience.  By 1900, Dr. Kassabian reported that he was getting burns on his hands. 

As years passed, he urged caution with this also-amazing diagnostic tool.  Right to be concerned about what he noticed, Dr. Kassabian developed cancer of the hands.  He died of cancer in 1910.


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Image online, courtesy Institute of Radiology and Imaging Science.

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