First Philips X-ray tube, 1918

First Philips X-ray tube, 1918
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During World War I, Dutch physicians made an urgent request to Philips (Physics Laboratory) to repair their X-ray tubes. Philips had the necessary expertise in glass and vacuum technology and complied with the request. In 1918, Philips Physics Laboratory began the small-scale manufacture of X-ray tubes.

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