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Sir Arthur Schuster
A snake in the process of swallowing a small mammal, probably a mouse, viewed through x-ray. Photoprint from radiograph after Sir Arthur Schuster, 1896.
20.7 x 15.5 cm
Wellcome Library, London (V0029552, Library reference no.: ICV No 30032)
The print was made in 1896 under the direction of the British physicist, Sir Arthur Schuster (1851-1934). Schuster was then a professor at Owen's College (now part of the University of Manchester). He was one of the first to receive the offprint of an article entitled "_ber eine neue Art von Strahlen", along with a set of prints from W.K. Röntgen (1845-1923), the German physicist who discovered x-rays in 1895. Sir Arthur's daughter Dr. Nora H. Schuster presented the prints to the Wellcome Institute Library in 1962