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EGYPTIAN MUMMIES

XRay Reveals Secrets

Thal Egyptian children who lived centuries ago liad diseases common among youngsters ol' lo-duy, is one of the Interesting fuels revealed by X-ray studies of mummies at the Field Museum ol' Nut ural History.

Photographs taken with the .pene- trating rays show cases ol' curvative of Hie spine and of malnutrition. The hitler condition Is disclosed by trans verso lines ol' irregular calcium devel- opment in the hunt's and Is caused by Improper and inadequate feeding. The

X-ray apparatus Is used not only on nuiinniies but also on various gillier specimens and helps to establish many scientific facts without doing any damage. The Field museum is Hie first institution of Its kind to adopt tills method» of examining; relics of the past.

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