Science: New Tools

Last week Enrico Fermi had his picture taken holding a hollow globe of paraffin as big as a pumpkin, standing beside a piece of apparatus that looked like stovepipe put together with baling wire (see cut). Said Dr. Fermi: "The most obvious application of artificial radioactivity which can be foreseen is in the medicinal field. Radium, naturally radioactive, is used for the treatment of cancer. The completely new radioactive substances created in the laboratory should give medical men new tools, some of which may prove more efficient than radium."

Dr. Fermi had arrived in...

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