October 25, 2021

Websites of Historical Interest

Bob Gayler, MD, FACR

I am pleased to present two interesting and educational websites of potential historical interest to radiologists. The first is a superb display of historic X-ray tubes and associated devices, presented by the Oak Ridge Associated Universities under the guidance of physicist Paul W. Frame, PhD, CHP.

I learned a lot by going through this collection while working on a display of historic tubes for the Johns Hopkins radiology department. Most of the examples came from William H. Shehadi, MD, a radiologist who practiced in New York City for many years.

The second website is a collection of over 300 paintings of Johns Hopkins medical leaders from the Medical Archives of the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. The best known painting, The Four Doctors, was created by John Singer Sargent in 1906, depicting William Henry Welch, MD, William Osler, MD (1849–1919), William Stewart Halsted, MD (1852–1922) and Howard Atwood Kelly (1858–1943).

Portraits of radiologists include: Frederick Henry Baetjer, MD (1874–1933), Russell Hedley Morgan, MD (1911–1986), Martin Walter Donner, MD (1920–1992), William R. Brody, MD, PhD, Elias Adam Zerhouni, MD, and Jonathan S. Lewin, MD, FACR.