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The hand of Mrs. Wilhelm Roentgen: the first X-ray image, 1895 The announcement of Roentgen’s discovery, illustrated with an X-ray photograph of his wife’s hand, was hailed as one of mankind’s greatest technological accomplishments, an invention that would revolutionize every aspect of human existence.

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Physician Eugene Lazowski discovered injecting healthy patients with dead bacteria could cause them to test positive for epidemic typhus without experiencing any symptoms. He & a friend worked secretly to inject thousands of Poles, deliberately creating the appearance of an epidemic. Fearful of contagious illness, Nazis quarantined the villages rather than sending them to concentration camps.

A boy sits reading in a bombed bookstore, London, October 8 1940 via

Mother Theresa @ age 18.

On the 70th Anniversary of the Execution of Sophie Scholl, 22 February 1943 - Sophie Scholl was a German woman executed by the Nazis for distributing anti-Nazi pamphlets. Prison officials, in later describing the scene, emphasized the courage with which she walked to her execution. Her last words were: "How can we expect righteousness to prevail when there is hardly anyone willing to offer themselves up individually for a righteous cause? Such a fine, sunny day, and I have to go."

Lina Medina – youngest mother in medical history (5yrs 7 mo. 21 days). Lina medina with her doctor. ONCE AGAIN, HUMAN BEINGS SUCK - THIS BABY DIDN'T GET PREGNANT BY HERSELF OBVIOUSLY - and a hormone condition made it possible - start of menses at 8 months. omg.

And finally I twist my heart round again, so that the bad is on the outside and the good is on the inside, and keep on trying to find a way of becoming what I would so like to be, and could be, if there weren't any other people living in the world. Anne Frank

"It was the summer of 1905. At the races in Auteuil (near Paris) a woman appeared wearing trousers in public for the first time. Her name is unknown, but this is a picture of her. Police men had to protect her against the curiosity and outrage of the crowd. "

Market Street, San Francisco after the earthquake, 1906