Grand Palais pendant la Guerre, First World War X-ray clinic, prosthetics, images 1916

Much as microscopes and the observation of microscopic creatures began to revolutionize Western medicine in the 1600s, the invention of X-rays provided another impetus for medical progress beginning in 1895 by revealing unsuspected views of the human body. This French book of World War One military medicine, the Grand Palais pendant la Guerre, features photographs of wartime X-ray clinics and prosthetics.