Blog Post: Radium and the Gift from the Women of America

Grade Range: 8-12
Resource Type(s): Reference Materials
Date Posted: 12/31/2021

"One hundred years ago Marie Curie stood among the rose bushes, the press, and a crowd of White House guests, holding a golden key. The key opened a box that contained a gram of radium. Could it also unlock a cure to cancer? Women across America were led to believe as much, rising to the call sent out in their journals and newspapers to fund a gift worth more than $100,000."

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