Historical Overview of Radiation Injury

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  • 1896: March 3 - First report of x-ray injury; damage to eyes. Happened in Thomas Edison's labs (T.A. Edison)

  • 1899: May - First malpractice lawsuit award for x-ray burns

  • 1902: First report on cancer induced by radiation (Frieben)

  • 1904: First death of Xray Pioneer from X-rays reported. Clarence Dally (1865-1904)

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