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Author Rosenbusch, Gerd,
Title Wilhelm Conrad Rontgen : the birth of radiology / Gerd Rosenbusch, Annemarie de Knecht-van Eekelen.
Imprint Cham, Switzerland : Springer, 2019.

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Author Rosenbusch, Gerd,
Series Springer biographies, 2365-0613.
Springer biographies. 2365-0613.
Subject Röntgen, Wilhelm Conrad, 1845-1923.
Physicists -- Germany -- Biography.
Radiology -- History.
Alt Name Knecht-Van Eekelen, A. de,
Description 1 online resource (xvii, 203 pages) : illustrations (some color).
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed March 29, 2019).
Contents Intro; Introduction; Wilhelm Conrad Rontgen: A European Citizen; X-Rays: A New Era in Medical Diagnostics and Therapy; Rontgen's Biographies; Chronology: The Life of Wilhelm Conrad Rontgen; Acknowledgements; Illustration Credits; Contents; 1: Born for Business, Raised for Science (1845-1865); The Rontgen Family; Birth and Early Childhood in Lennep (1845-1848); Youth in Apeldoorn (1848-1862); Living in Utrecht (1862-1865); Dr Jan Willem Gunning and Family; The Technical School (1862-1864); The Utrecht University (1865); 2: A Future in Physics (1865-1875)
Studies at the Polytechnikum in Zurich (1865-1868)A Year at the Zurich University (1868-1869); Personal Life in Zurich; Assistant to Kundt; Rontgen's First Publication in the Annalen der Physik und Chemie (1870); Work in Wurzburg; Marrying Bertha Ludwig; Strasbourg: A New University; Physics in Strasbourg; Rontgen's Publications (1872-1874); The Habilitation (1874); 3: Reliable Lecturer, Conscientious Investigator (1875-1895); Hohenheim (1875-1876); Back in Strasbourg (1876-1879); Experiments with Kundt; Rontgen's Individual Experiments; The Nomination in Giessen; The Giessen University
Living and Working in Giessen (1879-1888)Rontgen's Assistants; Rontgen's Experiments in Giessen; Staying or Leaving; The Wurzburg University; Rontgen's Position in Wurzburg; Teaching and Lecturing; Assistants; Physics in Wurzburg (1889-1895); Looking for a New Challenge; 4: Enjoying the Company of Friends, Hiking, Hunting, and Playing; There Is More in Life Than Physics; Summer in Pontresina; Spring Time in the Mediterranean; Winter in the Alps; Hunting; 5: A New Kind of Rays; Experiments in the Dark; The Path to the Discovery of the X-Rays; Cathode Rays; The Discovery; Spreading the News
The Demonstration for the EmperorThe Only Public Lecture; The Only Interview; Zehnder's Correspondence with Rontgen on X-Rays; Two More Papers; Some Remarks on the Discovery; Who Could Have Discovered the X-Rays Earlier?; Ludwig Zehnder; Ivan Pului; Arthur Goodspeed and William Jennings; Philipp Lenard; 6: Living the Life of a Celebrity (1900-1914); Munich and Its University; Physics in Munich; Colleagues; Rontgen's 60th Birthday; Assistants in Munich; Franz Moller and Siegfried Valentiner; Peter Koch; Ernst Wagner; Other Assistants; Abram Joffe and His Work with Rontgen on Crystals; Students
His First PhD Students in MunichStudents from Abroad; A Student's Personal Reminiscences; PhD Students Working on X-Rays; The Nobel Prize; Rontgen and the "Deutsches Museum"; Representation; 7: World War I Changes Everything (1914-1923); The Outbreak of World War I; The Manifest "An die Kulturwelt"; Life Goes On; The End of World War I; Bertha's Death; The Lonely Last Years; The Last Swiss Holidays; Working Till the End; Rontgen's Death; 8: X-Rays: Vista of Another World; On the Nature of the X-Rays; Haga and Wind; Walter and Pohl, Koch and Sommerfeld; Solving the Question
Summary This book, which will appeal to all with an interest in the history of radiology and physics, casts new light on the life and career of Wilhelm Conrad Rontgen, showing how his personality was shaped by his youth in the Netherlands and his teachers in Switzerland. Beyond this, it explores the technical developments relevant to the birth of radiology in the late nineteenth century and examines the impact of the discovery of X-rays on a broad range of scientific research. Rontgen (1845-1923) was born in Lennep, Germany, but emigrated with his family to the Netherlands in 1848. As a 17-year-old he moved to Utrecht, entering theTechnical School and living at the home of Dr. Jan Willem Gunning. In this well-educated family he was stimulated to continue his studies at university. In 1868 he received a diploma from the Federal Polytechnic School in Zurich and just a year later completed a PhD in physics. He followed his mentor, August Kundt, to the universities of Wurzburg (1870) and Strasburg (1872) and married Anna Ludwig in 1872. In 1879 Rontgen gained his first professorship at a German university, in Giessen, followed by a chair in Wurzburg in 1888. Here he discovered X-rays in 1895, for which he received the first Nobel Prize in physics in 1901. From 1900 until his retirement in 1921 he occupied the chair of physics at the Munich University.
ISBN 9783319976617 (electronic bk.)
3319976613 (electronic bk.)
9783319976624 (print)
9783319976600 (print)
ISBN/ISSN 10.1007/978-3-319-97661-7
OCLC # 1090811390
Additional Format Printed edition: 9783319976600.
Printed edition: 9783319976624.

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