Think of a typical x-ray, and a picture of a human ribcage or broken arm might come to mind. However, since its discovery in 1895, x-ray technology has also been used to capture stunning images of plants, animals, and medical miracles. From beautiful to creepy, LIFE.com has collected some of the most extraordinary x-rays of all time.
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You can view the full collection of x-ray images on LIFE.com.