Item Details

Wilhelm C. Von Roentgen Medallion

Format
Online; Physical Object
Type
Fine Silver; Cloth; Plastic (Organic Material)
Summary
The medallion was made to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the discovery of X-rays by Wilhelm C. Von Rontgen (1845-1923). The medallion measures 2 cm x 3.8 cm x 3.8 cm. The back of the medallion reads "Roentgen Rays; An image of the invisible; discovered November 8 1895; One oz. .999 fine silver." It is encased in plastic and contained in a blue velvet-lined box. This item was given in honor of Theodore E. Keats, M.D., F.A.C.R., Chair of the UVa Department of Radiology from 1963-1991.
Date Created
1995; circa 1995
Description
2.8 x 6.5 x 6.5 cm
Collection
University of Virginia Medical Artifacts Collection
Location
Historical Collections & Services, Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, Charlottesville, Va.
Retrieval ID
artifacts01751
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