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Her Story in Brief!

Polish Girlhood (1867-1891)
Nation and Family
The Governess

A Student in Paris (1891-1897)
Years of Study
Working Wife and Mother

Research Breakthroughs (1897-1904)
X-Rays and Uranium Rays
The Discovery of Polonium and Radium
Founding the Radium Industry
New Responsibilities and Concerns

Recognition and Disappointment
(1903-1905)

Honors from Abroad
The Nobel Prize and Its Aftermath

Tragedy and Adjustment (1906-1910)
A Fatal Accident
Life Goes On

Scandal and Recovery (1910-1913)
The Academy Debacle
The Langevin Affair
Illness and Rebirth

War Duty (1914-1919)
Radiology at the Front
A Military Radiotherapy Service

The Radium Institute (1919-1934)
The Marie Curie Radium Campaign
A World Center for the Study of
   Radioactivity
Physical Decline

Fred Joliot and Irène Curie
A Second Generation of Curies
The End of the Curie Hold on French    Science

Also:
Pierre Curie (1859-1906)
Marie Curie and Her Legend
Mendeleev and the Periodic Table of the    Elements
Radioactivity: The Unstable Nucleus and    its Uses
Jean-Frédéric Joliot (1900-1958) and    Irène Curie (1897-1956)
Discovery Paper by the Curies, 1898
Article on "Radium and Radioactivity"
   by Marie Curie, 1904

From Poland to Paris

Looking for a Laboratory, Finding Love

The Discovery of Radium


Honors, Disasters & Renewal

Radium Campaigns

Also:
The Mystery of the Rays
  Atoms, Elements, Compound


Quotes:
Polish Schools Under Russian Rule
Leaving Home at 15
Secret Studies in Warsaw
A Poor Student in Paris
Meeting Pierre Curie
Family and Professional Life
Discovering Radium
The Struggle to Isolate Radium
Radium Therapy
Fame and Illness
Tragedy
X-rays on Wheels
Appearing in Public


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