ABSTRACT

Another early example of industrial radiography is the use of X-rays for security purposes when a suspect parcel is found. In 1896 the Strand Magazine report on 'The new photography’ ^showed a photograph of an explosive book and a radiograph of its contents [17.8]. Shortly afterwards in an 1897 issue of the Archives of the Roentgen Ray the following report from the Globe newspaper of July 16th was reprinted under the title 'Roentgen rays and French customs’.