Audio slideshow: The first X-rays

German physicist Wilhelm Roentgen's image of a ghostly skeletal hand, wearing an enormous wedding ring, shocked and fascinated the public when it was published in newspapers in January 1896.

Here - for the BBC Radio 4 series 'Images That Changed The World' - Dr Mark Lythgoe looks at how the first images of living skeletons revolutionised our view of the body.

Images That Changed The World can be heard on BBC Radio 4, daily at 1545 GMT between 25-29 January 2010.
Each programme will then be available for seven days on the BBC iPlayer.

Music courtesy KPM Music.
Slideshow production by Paul Kerley. Publication date 25 January 2010.


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