This patient is receiving radiation therapy. Notice the people administering it are not protected in any way at all and the patient is wearing a lead helmet for protection.
History of Radiology: early posteroanterior fluoroscopy examination. RSNA.
X-rays are waves of electromagnetic radiation similar to light waves
Radiation Posters, 1947 Retronaut | Retronaut - See the past like you wouldn't believe.
Museum of Roentgen X-Ray Tubes
Pose for making dental x-rays. “It is often expedient to have the patient remove the coat and collar for this pose.” From Howard R. Raper’s Elementary and dental radiography, 1913
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