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December 8, 1945


JAMA. 1945;129(15):1045. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860490057023

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To the Editor:—  It has occurred to me that it would be a matter of interest to physicians in general, as well as to radiologists in particular, to know something of the present condition of Roentgen's laboratory in Würzburg, Bavaria. No doubt many have wondered about its fate as I did when I read last April of the push by our armies in that direction toward Nuremberg. The city was bombed and largely reduced to rubble by incendiaries plus high explosives and fought over as well, but fortunately for the mementoes of Roentgen the Physical Institute of the university which houses his laboratory and historical collection escaped with only minor damage such as shattered windows, broken slate and loosened plaster.I have visited the institute several times this summer and am happy to report that on the hundredth anniversary of Roentgen's birth, and the fiftieth of his great discovery, the

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