Condenser Dosemeter Ionization Chambers

Description:

A tag on this device reads “CONDENSER DOSEMETER / (ORIGINAL MODEL) / INVENTED BY OTTO GLASSER and CONSTRUCTED BY V. B. SEITZ IN 1927. USED FOR MEASURING X-RAY and RADIUM DOSAGES. IN 1928 FIRST DEMONSTRATED BY GLASSER and SEITZ, TOGETHER WITH U. V. PORTMAN, BEFORE THE II INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF RADIOLOGY AT STOCKHOLM. THIS IS THE PROTOTYPE OF THE IMPROVED CONDENSER R-METER, ADOPTED BY X-RAY AND RADIUM THERAPY INSTITUTIONS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD.”

Otto Glasser (1895-1964) was a German physicist who emigrated to the U.S. in 1922 and conducted biophysical research at the Cleveland Clinic. Valentine B. Seitz (1888-1945) was the head technician at the Cleveland Clinic.

Ref: “DR. OTTO GLASSER, AN X-RAY AUTHORITY,” New York Times (Dec. 12, 1964), p. 31.

Date Made: 1927

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Ohio, Cleveland

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Credit Line: Gift of Dr. Otto Glasser, Department of Biophysics, Cleveland Clinic

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MG.M-10377Catalog Number: M-10377Accession Number: 244962

Object Name: DosemeterOther Terms: Dosemeter; Diagnostic Medicine

Measurements: overall: 2 in x 14 5/8 in x 4 1/2 in; 5.08 cm x 37.1475 cm x 11.43 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-76ac-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_727538

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