Assessing the Damage


This file appears in: The Cleveland Clinic X-Ray Fire of 1929
Assessing the Damage

This investigator is examining several of the pipe ducts from the X-ray film storage room of the Cleveland Clinic. The disaster occurred as a result of the decomposition of dangerous nitrocellulose film located in the subbasement of the hospital, which had been converted from a coal bin to a storage room for the volatile, unstable X-ray film.

Image courtesy of Cleveland State University. Michael Schwartz Library. Special Collections.


This file appears in: The Cleveland Clinic X-Ray Fire of 1929