Science: $280,000 Pennyweight

Dr. Ira I. Kaplan was more cheerful than usual last week as he strode from room to room in Manhattan's Bellevue Hospital, smiling at patients and fussing with x-ray machines. He had just received word of a European loan. Next month will arrive a $280,000 package addressed to him. Stripped of its wrappings it will weigh exactly four grams—about as much as a new U. S. penny—and it will make Dr. Kaplan guardian of more radium than anybody else in the Western Hemisphere. Of the 100 grams in the U. S. & Canada, 40...

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