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The Scramble for Africa after the Berlin Conference, 1885
Image by Simeon Netchev

The Scramble for Africa after the Berlin Conference, 1885

The Berlin Conference of 1884-1885, also known as the Congo Conference, was convened by European powers to regulate colonization and trade in Africa during the New Imperialism period. Led by German Chancellor Otto von Bismarck at the request...
The Vision of Saint Bruno
Image by Pier Francesco Mola

The Vision of Saint Bruno

The Vision of Saint Bruno, oil on canvas by Pier Francesco Mola, c. 1660. Getty Center, Los Angeles, California.
Saint Bruno the Carthusian
Image by Girolamo Marchesi

Saint Bruno the Carthusian

Saint Bruno, oil on panel by Girolamo Marchesi, c. 1525. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, Maryland.
Grave of Michel Foucault
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Grave of Michel Foucault

Grave of Michel Foucault in the Vendeuvre-du-Poitou cemetery.
Michel Foucault
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Michel Foucault

French philosopher Michel Foucault at the University of the State of Guanabara, 1974. Brazilian National Archives.
Early X-ray
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Early X-ray

X-rays were discovered in 1895 by German scientist Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen (1845-1923). This is an early X-ray, taken in 1897, of a 30-year-old woman who was fully dressed when the X-ray was taken. Image from p.180 of The American X-ray...
An X-Ray with an Early Crookes Tube Apparatus
Image by William J. Morton

An X-Ray with an Early Crookes Tube Apparatus

Two men taking an X-ray with an early Crookes tube apparatus from the late 1800s. Illustration from The X-ray, or Photography of the Invisible and its Value in Surgery by William J. Morton and Edwin W. Hammer. American Technical Book...
Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen
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Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen

Portrait of W. C. Röntgen after a photograph by Nicola Perscheld, 1906. Wellcome Collection.
X-Ray Procedure Using a Fluoroscope
Image by Elmer Ellsworth Burns

X-Ray Procedure Using a Fluoroscope

Photo of an early X-ray procedure using a fluoroscope screen, around 1910. No precautions were taken to minimise exposure since the dangers of X-rays were not known at the time. Illustration from p. 233 of The Story of Great Inventions...
First Medical X-Ray
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First Medical X-Ray

The bones of a hand with a ring on one finger, viewed through x-ray. Photoprint from radiograph by W. K. Röntgen, 1895. Wellcome Collection.
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