1897

1897: Radiology department opens

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The hospital is the first public hospital in Melbourne to open a Radiology department under Dr. Herbert Hewlett. The Committee purchased X-ray equipment for £25.

This demonstrated the Committee’s desire to stay on top of new technology, as X-rays were only discovered in 1895.

Under Hewlett’s leadership, radiology developed rapidly at the Children’s Hospital.

 

Image:
The First X-Ray Apparatus, 1896
The Children’s Hospital; Carlton, Victoria
Digital reprint

1897