Tag Archives: X-ray

TB-AIDS diary

Linda Troeller New York, NY, USA   The TB-AIDS Diary was created in 1987 to address issues of stigma, comparing the response to patients with tuberculosis in the 1930s with the reaction to patients with AIDS in the 1980’s. Tuberculosis was used as a metaphor for the stigma surrounding contagious diseases and treated primarily as […]

Elizabeth Fleischmann-Aschheim

Rebekah Burgess Abramovich New York, USA   Fig. 1. Fleischmann Examining a patient with a fluoroscope (Camera Craft, June 1901). Courtesy of Palmquist Elizabeth Fleischmann-Aschheim (1865-1905) opened California’s first X-ray photography laboratory in 1896, merely one year after Roentgen’s discovery. Over the course of the next decade, this unlikely figure would become one of the […]