The Roentgen Medal 1960-1969
Every year a different one. Yet always someone who deserves it.
Rolf Wideröe (1902-1996)
Engineer. Treatises in the field of the generation of high energetic rays. He developed theoretic fundamentals for the construction of the betatrone and the linear accelerator at the University of Aachen. Significant works in the field of high voltage radiotherapy.
Robert Prévôt (1901-1998)
Radiologist. Closest collaborator of Hans Heinrich Berg at the Charité and later at the university hospital in Hamburg, where Prévôt became the head of the “Roentgen Institute“. Significant works in the field of radiodiagnostic imaging and interpretation especially of the gastro-intestinal tract.
Gottfried Spiegler (1891-1970)
Physicist. First hospital physicist and closest collaborator of Holzknecht in Vienna. Significant works in the field of physical fundamentals in X-ray diagnostics.
Hanns Langendorff (1901-1974)
Radiobiologist. Research mainly on physical problems in the absorption of radiation up to the applications of high-energy radiation in medicine. Significant works in the field of chemical radiation protection.
Walter Frey (1909-1966)
Lord Mayor of the City of Remscheid.
Helmuth Kulenkampff (1895-1971)
Physicist. Basic works in the field of X-ray physics. One of Roentgen‘s successors in his chair of experimental physics at the University of Wuerzburg.
William David Coolidge (1873-1975)
Engineer. Significant contributions to the development of the X-ray technique, including the pioneering invention of the hot-cathode X-ray tube in 1913.
Anton Leb (1891-1965)
Radiologist. Amoung others the teachers of Leb were Holzknecht, Holfelder and Forssell. His contribution to the union in radiology and the development of training centers for young radiographers led to the foundation of the „Central Roentgen Institute“ in Graz.
Albert Bouwers ( 1895-1972)
Physicist. He was the director of the X-ray and high voltage research at Philips and developed the first radiation-proof X-ray tube (1925), the first portable high voltage-proof X-ray apparatus (1928), the first rotating anode tube (1929). Foundation of the “De Oude Delft“ and development of the fluorography (Odelca) and the image intensifier system.
Gerardus Jacobus van der Plaats (1903-1995)
Radiologist. After the university degree in medicine van der Plaats seized the opportunity to continue his studies in X-ray diagnostics at the institute of Guido Holzknecht in Vienna and in the field of radiotherapeutics at the institute of Hans Holfelder in Frankfurt. Basic works in the field of X-ray contact therapy. He made intensive efforts in view of international relationships.
Heinrich Franke (1887-1966)
Physicist. Head of the phototechnical X-ray laboratory of the SiemensReiniger-Werke. Significant contributions to scientific and technical
radiology. Development of automatic exposure and sensitometry.
Elis Berven (1885-1966)
Radiologist. Student and successor of Forssell at the “Radiumhemmet“ in Stockholm. Pioneering works in the field of treatment of malignant tumors. His special attention was turned to the promotion of international relationships in the field of radiology.
Richard Seifert (1890-1969)
Industrialist. He achieved pioneer works in the field of the development of the X-ray apparatus for non-destructive material testing. Successor of Anderlohr as Chairman of the “Society of Friends and Supporters of the German Roentgen Museum“.