VIDEO: X-RAY MOVIE FROM 1896


John Macintyre (1857-1928) was a Glaswegian medical doctor, electrical engineer and one of the pioneers of the use of x-rays in medicine. In 1896, only one year after Röntgen published his paper on x-ray beams, John Macintyre had already recorded time-resolved movies of moving frog legs, beating hearts, and the motions of stomachs. Some of the movies had down to 1/300 second resolution! Given that John Macintyre was active in Glasgow, less than an hour from Edinburgh, and that he was pioneering movies made by x-rays more than a 100 years ago, we pronounce John an honorary member of our Group! Check out his movie at the Scottish Screen Archive, here.