Sir Grafton El­liot Smith

bri­tish 1871-1937

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As the first per­son to use ra­di­a­tion tech­niques to study Egyp­tian mum­mies, El­liot Smith, who was pro­fes­sor of anatomy at the Cairo Med­i­cal School, was able to get an X-ray of Thut­mose IV, the eighth pharaoh of the 18th Dy­nasty of Egypt, by slip­ping it out of a mu­seum and into a nurs­ing home.

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