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Coolidge Examines Early Model of His Invention
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General Electric Research and Development, courtesy AIP Emilio Segrè Visual Archives, Physics Today Collection

Dr. William D. Coolidge, 'father' of the modern X-ray tube, examines and early model of his invention. Photo taken as the retired General Electric vice president and director of research celebrated his 94th birthday and the 50th anniversary of the issuing of his first X-ray patent. He died on February 3, 1975 at the age of 101.

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2 photographic prints (black and white; 9.5 x 7.5 inches)
Coolidge, William David, 1873-1975