At the gym

Women participate in physical education in 1910, as shown in this photo from the records of the U-M Department of Physical Education for Women. (Photo courtesy of the Bentley Historical Library)

This month in history (119 years ago)

On April 26, 1896, the year after the announcement of Wilhelm Roentgen’s discovery of the ability to use electromagnetic radiation to create an X-ray, the first recorded medical use occurred at U-M. Stanislas M. Keenan of Eloise Hospital in Wayne County, who had become interested in Professor Henry S. Carhart’s work with X-rays, brought to Ann Arbor a patient with a bullet in his foot. Using X-rays produced in the Physics Laboratory, Carhart and Dr. William James Herdman, professor of diseases of the mind and nervous system and of electrotherapeutics, photographed the foot. They demonstrated the presence of an opaque foreign body.

— From History of the U-M Department of Radiology webpage and the British Library website  


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