Medicine: Cheaper Radium

The richest source of radium in the world is believed to have been discovered in Turkestan by a Russian Government expedition. An American syndicate, which includes Dr. C. Everett Field, President of the Radium Research Corporation, and Washington B. Vanderlip, chronic Soviet concession hunter, with four New York philanthropists as "angels," is planning to produce and distribute radium from this field at cost price. Radium manufactured from carnotite deposits in Colorado costs from $85 to $110 a milligram, or approximately $50,000,000 a pound. This has been reduced in the last two...

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