Facts & Figures
Year Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen discovered x-rays, in Germany
Number of months later that the first clinical x-ray in the U.S. was performed, in Dartmouth's Reed Hall, by Dr. Gilman Frost, a professor of medicine, and Edwin Frost, a professor of physics
Minutes the patient's broken arm was exposed to the x-rays
Year Hitchcock Hospital acquired its first manufactured x-ray machine
Year a course in x-rays was first taught for Dartmouth medical students—by a member of the Dartmouth College physics faculty
Year the first "roentgenologist" joined the DMS faculty
Number of radiologists on the faculty in 1973, the year Dr. Peter Spiegel was named to lead the specialty at Dartmouth
Number of years Spiegel held that leadership post
Number of radiologists at all Dartmouth-Hitchcock sites in June 2011, when Spiegel retired as chair of the Department of Radiology
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