Wichita in Sedgwick County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
The Power of X-Ray Vision
Ed C. Jerman
—Exploration Trail Walk Path —
A pioneer in the field of X-ray technology, Ed C. Jerman (1865-1936), developed the "Jerman static machine," used by doctors as a source of power for various electrical treatments, and the only machine on the market large enough for X-rays. He gave private instruction in the operation and handling of X-ray equipment, feeling there was a need for extensive technical training because untrained physicians often delegated X-ray responsibilities to staff members.
Jerman was a charter member of the American Roentgen Ray Society and was a co-founder of the American Society of X-ray Technicians. A Topeka resident for the last half of his life, Jerman died there in 1936 - ironically from X-ray related injuries.
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Erected by City of Wichita and Sunflower Title.
Location. 37° 41.478′ N, 97° 20.898′ W. Marker is in Wichita, Kansas, in Sedgwick County. Click for map. Marker is along the Arkansas River Path, near the small dam running east across the river from the Keeper of the Plains. Marker is in this post office area: Wichita KS 67202, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. It Happened Right Under Our Noses Keeper of the Plains (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Circle of Life (about 400 feet away); Way of the Horse (about 500 feet away); Eagles (about 500 feet away); Chiefs (about 500 feet away); Ceremonial Pipes (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Keeper of the Plains (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Wichita.
More about this marker. Marker has been damaged through vandalism.
Also see . . .
1. Ed C. Jerman Bio at Kansapedia. (Submitted on June 24, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
2. The Life of Ed C. Jerman: A Historical Perspective. (Submitted on June 24, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
3. Reflections of an Era [discusses Jerman's accomplishments]. (Submitted on June 24, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
4. Wichita Walking Trails Overview Map. (Submitted on June 24, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page has been viewed 231 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.