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Radiation Sickness

Photograph taken of the hands of Dr. Mihran Kassabian who was a pioneering radiologist

This image depicts the hands of Dr. Mihran Kassabian (1870-1910).  A pioneering radiologist, Dr. Kassabian worked with patients, and with X-rays, before anyone realized the negative impact of too-much radiation exposure.

When Dr. Kassabian's hands were significantly harmed by radiation, he required some amputation, as seen in the image.  He ultimately died from metastatic (spreading) cancer.

Today, Dr. Kassabian is remembered as a medical martyr.


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Image online, courtesy Wikimedia Commons.

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