The bizarre diversification of the magufería has no end, and never has. What once were the sellers of crepelos, homey are the sellers of homeopathy that make you fear chemtrails.
In addition, to each new find or invention, a new horde of esoteric arguments appears against him. As was the case with the discovery of X-rays by Wilhelm Röntgen. For the society of the late nineteenth century, the possibility of being able to see the skeleton and internal organs of people was a frankly disturbing idea.
Therefore, to prevent X-rays from undressing people's intimacy (an unfounded fear as it would later lead to the invention of the telephone: “imagine that anyone can call you at any time at your home”), magufos solutions and fears appeared, As it explains Ian Crofton in History of science without boring chunks:
a newspaper in Graz, Austria, reported that one such professor Czermak had not been able to sleep since he saw his own "death head." Meanwhile, in Paris, one Dr. Baraduc claimed to have used X-rays to photograph the human soul. Others found the possibility of seeing "through" solid material, such as clothing, inspired their libidinous interest, hence the following rhyme:
I am totally stunned, shocked and amazed; Well, today I have heard that these rogues and daring Röntgen rays can see through cape and suit, and even the corset.
However, it later became fashionable to look at the inside of the body through X-rays. Although, as he points out Hugh Aldersey-Williams in Anatomies, it was not a very healthy practice:
So important was the acceptance by the fans that doctors asked their patients to take the x-rays they had done at home themselves ... a practice that produced ugly radiation burns due to the long exposure times that were needed .