Balch, Frank

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(1881-1937) US inventor and author, creator of an improved X-ray technology in 1916 which markedly reduced the time necessary for gaining an image; his sf novel, A Submarine Tour (1905) manages – in a narrative painfully derived from Jules Verne's Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1870) – to visit more than one Lost World, including Atlantis, in a submarine which hits 80 knots. All ends safely. [JC/MA]

Frank Balch

born Salem, Massachusetts: 31 October 1881

died Salem, Massachusetts: 30 October 1937

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