In April 1897, Eastman Kodak created a special film 3 feet by 6 feet that was used for the first radiograph of an entire body. It took 30 minutes to take the X-ray, using a device called a Crookes tube that underexposed the heavier regions of the body and overexposed the narrower areas. Thirty-seven years later, Kodak itself perfected the process. On this date in 1934, working at the company’s Rochester, N.Y., headquarters, Arthur Fuchs took a full-length radiograph in a one-second exposure and recorded it on 32 by 72-inch film. The Chicago Roentgen Society later exhibited the X-ray at its Century of Progress Exhibition in Chicago, Ill.
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