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Dr. Zahi Hakim Museum

Photo: Dr. Zahi Hakim

Photo: A view from the premises.

Photo: Dr Zahi Hakim Museum Inauguration Ceremony, April 17, 2019

In the Spring of 2019, Dr. Zahi Hakim generously gifted the Lebanese American University the collection of X-ray tubes and radiology antiques he had painstakingly sought, acquired and maintained over more than 60 years. The collection is now on display at the Chagoury Health Sciences building in Byblos, next to the auditorium, where it can be viewed by visitors and LAU’s medical scholars.

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Planning a visit?

The Dr. Zahi Hakim museum is open Monday to Friday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, and during the summer from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.

The Museum closes only on weekends and official holidays.

Visitors can tour the museum but cannot access any other part of the LAU campus.

To book a visit to the Zahi Hakim Museum, kindly send an email to may.chahine@lau.edu.lb specifying details (date, time, number of visitors, names, etc.).

Contact Information

Zahi N. Hakim, MD

Introductory Readings

The Discovery of X-rays 
Chapter III from the book “Röntgen” by Otto Glasser, Charles C. Thomas, pub, 1958.

About Cold Cathode Gas Discharge Tubes
By Dr. Paul Frame, Oak Ridge Associated Universities.

About Hot Cathode (Coolidge) Tubes
By Dr. Paul Frame, Oak Ridge Associated Universities.

Introduction to Rotating Anode Tubes

Introduction to Kenotrons


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