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X-Ray Machine Exposes Operator to Radiation

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Before people knew that radiation could be deadly, early X-ray machines exposed operators as well as patients to radiation.

This image depicts an X-ray machine, circa 1898.  While it provided operators a comfortable place to sit - underneath the patient - it also exposed them to repeated doses of radiation.

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Image online, courtesy RadScan, a Portugese-language website.

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