Medicine: New Research

Nobel Prizes of $40,000 cash have gone: 1) to the late Pierre Curie and his wife, Marie Sklodowska Curie, for their discovery of radium and radioactivity; 2) to Mme Curie for her studies of radium's chemistry; and 3) to their daughter and son-in-law, the Frederic Joliot-Curies for discoveries in artificially radioactive elements. Mme Curie died of pernicious anemia July 4, 1934, but last week when her 70th birthday rolled around the Joliot-Curies received congratulations on her behalf. To them the salutes were ironic. Their salaries from France's Radium Institute are insufficient for decent...

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