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Sanidad Militar

versión impresa ISSN 1887-8571


REDONDO-CALVO, F.J. et al. The introduction of X-rays in Spain: medical science and Navy health heading to the 20th century. Sanid. Mil. [online]. 2016, vol.72, n.4, pp.296-300. ISSN 1887-8571.

Objective: Analysis of the X-ray diagnose method adopted by the Navy Health Corps in the last few years of the 19th century and its scientific, legal and institutional support. Material and Method: Clinic reports referring the need to create X-ray consulting rooms in Navy hospitals; documents retrieved from the General Navy Archive (Viso del Marqués, Ciudad Real), regulations, legislation and government support. Scientific research evaluating the advantages and disadvantages of the newly- born radio diagnosis technique. Results: Demand and adoption of this technique, its medical use in the military realm, and its subsequent extension to civil population. First steps of X-rays in Spain. Conclusion: Implementation of radiology as a diagnosis method in Navy hospitals and ships within the context of Spanish science by the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th.

Palabras clave : Clinic report; X-rays; Medical science; 19th centuty; 20th century; Navy Health Corps.

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