Dosemeter

Dosemeter

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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 spent much of his career conducting 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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Dosemeter
Other Terms
Dosemeter; Diagnostic Medicine
date made
1927
place made
United States: Ohio, Cleveland
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
ID Number
MG.M-10377
catalog number
M-10377
accession number
244962
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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