RÖNTGEN, WILHELM KONRAD. 1845-1923. "Über eine neue Art von Strahlen. 5. Auflage." WITH: "Eine neue Art von Strahlen. II. Mittheilung." Offprints from: Sitzungsberichten der Würzburger Physik-medic. Gesellschaft, no 9, 132-41 & nos 1-2, 11-19. Würzburg: Stahl, 1896.

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RÖNTGEN, WILHELM KONRAD. 1845-1923.
"Über eine neue Art von Strahlen. 5. Auflage." WITH: "Eine neue Art von Strahlen. II. Mittheilung." Offprints from: Sitzungsberichten der Würzburger Physik-medic. Gesellschaft, no 9, 132-41 & nos 1-2, 11-19. Würzburg: Stahl, 1896.

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RÖNTGEN, WILHELM KONRAD. 1845-1923.
"Über eine neue Art von Strahlen. 5. Auflage." WITH: "Eine neue Art von Strahlen. II. Mittheilung." Offprints from: Sitzungsberichten der Würzburger Physik-medic. Gesellschaft, no 9, 132-41 & nos 1-2, 11-19. Würzburg: Stahl, 1896. Two parts bound together. 8vo. Half cloth and marbled boards, with original wrappers bound in. Darkening and minor staining to wrappers, commemorative postage stamp affixed to front wrapper of first part. With tipped-in pamphlet "Semi-Centennial of the First Written Report on the Discovery of the X-Ray by William Conrad Röntgen, December 28th, 1945." [New York]: Henry Schuman, 1945. Provenance: Dr. Arno B. Luckhardt (bookplate).

RÖNTGEN'S FIRST COMMUNICATION OF THE DISCOVERY OF THE X-RAY. Part I is the 5th printing, bound with the first and only separate edition of his follow-up communication. The most important contribution to medical diagnosis in a century, and the key to modern physics, Röntgen's paper was in immediate demand; there were five separate printings, in six issues, in the space of two months. The follow up announcement, published a year later, introduces a scale for measuring X-ray intensity and an improved tube. Cushing R 193-94; Dibner 162; [Le Fanu] Notable medical books 239; Garrison-Morton 2683; Gernsheim 517-18; Horblit 90; Klickstein Roentgen pp 24-30 & entries III.2 & .10; Osler 1700; PMM 380; Waller 8078 & 8083.
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