Medicine: Radium Alloy

Two years ago Dr. Alois Fischer, Viennese chemist, made an alloy of radium and platinum. He sent it to Madame Marie Curie at Paris. She gave it to the Curie Radium Institute for experiment.

Last week the Institute announced that the alloy had proved itself ten times more radioactive than pure radium, that it is unusually efficacious against cancer.

At Hamburg, where the German Congress of Natural Science was meeting last week, the men there cheered mightily when they heard reports on the Fischer radium-platinum alloy.


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