NA_Surgery - Curie, X-rays and WW1

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How did Curie find out about X-rays?
Work of Roentgen, also measured the rays using a device invented by her husband Pierre.
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How did Curie use X-rays in WW1?
Realised they could be used to see shrapnel - created machines in vans 'Petite Curies'.
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How did she fund her work in WW1?
Donations from van makers, help from the government, donations from rich acquaintances.
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How useful were X-ray machines?
Very - shrapnel was hard to find without them. Operations were safer. Became standard tool after WW1.
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BONUS! What other developments happened in WW1 surgery?
Debridement of wounds, BIPP paste in wounds (chemicals), improved fracture setting.
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How did Curie use X-rays in WW1?

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Realised they could be used to see shrapnel - created machines in vans 'Petite Curies'.

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How did she fund her work in WW1?

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How useful were X-ray machines?

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BONUS! What other developments happened in WW1 surgery?

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