The First Attempt to Treat Cancer with X-Rays

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– This painting is a self-portrait. Aside from being a painter, Georges Chicotot is a qualified radiologist.
– It is one of the rare moments in medical history in which a doctor produced not only data but also art.

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Georges Chicotot was a physician with credentials in both painting and radiology. He was the head of radiotherapy at the Hôpital Broca. His paintings were mostly based on anatomy which he also taught in the School of Practical Anatomy. The painting shows Dr. Georges Chicotot treating a patient while holding a watch to measure the time of exposure. This painting is now at Musée de l’Assistance Publique, Hopitaux de Paris.

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