Medicine: Radium Poisoning

In a hurry to learn what damage radium had done, one William W. Cardow, Waterbury, Conn., motor mechanic, had an autopsy performed on his wife a few hours after her death last week. Dr. Frederic Flinn, Columbia University radium poisoning specialist, was summoned by telegraph and he, with a Waterbury pathologist and dentist, took the body apart. They found that its jawbones were decayed, also parts of the skull, a bone in the right thigh, and four teeth. The heart and lungs were sound, but other internal organs yellow with rot.

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