The X-Ray Film Storage Room Where the Fire Originated


This file appears in: The Cleveland Clinic X-Ray Fire of 1929
The X-Ray Film Storage Room Where the Fire Originated

This photograph was taken by Dr. McLaurin, commissioner of the city trade wastes department. He was one of the first investigators allowed in the X-ray film storage room after the catastrophe that took so many innocent lives. The light bulb hanging precariously from the pipe duct in the image was theorized to be the primary source of decomposition to the nitrocellulose film.

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


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