The Skiagraph: The Birth of Radiology at Mayo Clinic

Shimek, Katherine M.; Newman, James S.
June 2009
Mayo Clinic Proceedings;Jun2009, Vol. 84 Issue 6, p492
Academic Journal
The article provides details about the introduction of skiagraph in the medical field. Physician Charles H. Mayo is mentioned as the one who discovered the applicability of skiagraph in medicine. Mayo finds out the use of skiagraph in his practice on January 7, 1897 when he faced a three-year-old boy who swallowed a vest buckle. He was able to remedy the condition of the boy with the use of skiagraph, which means shadow in Greek language.


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