Deutsches Rontgen-Museum, Remscheid

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  • Had a great time exploring the museum. Its in a small town called Lennep which itself is very beautiful & peaceful 
    Had a great time exploring the museum. Its in a small town called Lennep which itself is very beautiful & peaceful  more »
  • Closed on Mondays, this Rontgen Museum gives the full history of the discovery of X Rays and the man behind it all. This is a "hands on" museum so it is appropriate for those who wants to see/learn.....  more
    Closed on Mondays, this Rontgen Museum gives the full history of the discovery of X Rays and the man behind it all. This is a "hands on" museum so it is appropriate for those who wants to see/learn.....  more »
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  • Mr.Roentgen was born in this house. I am sure you will find something related to your x rays taken in time.
  • Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen (1845-1923) a German Engineer and Physicist and inventor of the X-Ray (or Roentgen picture) He made his discovery on 8th November 1895 when he was experimenting in his Wuerzburg Laboratory. He used Electromagnetic radiation into a wavelength, the X-Ray, that could made visible. With this body parts could be seen and evaluated in a kind of ‘see through’ effect. It was eventually a medical revolution that helped millions of patients and brought the medical sector multiple advances and discoveries. A technology that is still applied regularly today. He was born in Germany Remscheid but moved soon to Holland, studied there and in Switzerland and worked as a teacher and later professor in various institutions. His work was recognized with the Nobel price in 1901 The discovery was published by the German press on 5.1.1896 and the most famous 1st Roentgen picture was the hand of his wife Anna Bertha. He never patented his discovery, for ethical reasons, as he wanted to have this technology made available freely towards the good of medical development. Since he also sponsored most of his Nobel price money he finally fell into bankruptcy and passed on in 1923 as a poor man.

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