Marie Curie

Title

Marie Curie

Subject

Polish Science and Medicine

Description

Marie Curie was a famed Polish-born, French-naturalized scientist who studied radiology and was awarded two Nobel Prizes for her work on radium and for the discovery of two elements, radium and polonium (named after Poland). She contributed, and indeed drove them into the battlefield, to the use of mobile X-ray units during WWI, establishing the importance of X-ray use in medicine. She later founded an institute of radiation in Warsaw, which was destroyed in 1944 and rebuilt by 1947.

Creator

Alex Chen

Source

Public Domain Image: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Maria_Sk%C5%82odowska-Curie#/media/File:Mariecurie.jpg

Date

1867 - 1934

Rights

Public Domain

Type

Photograph

Files

Mariecurie.jpg

Citation

Alex Chen, “Marie Curie,” Mapping Cultural Space Across Eurasia, accessed June 28, 2022, https://eurasia.omeka.fas.harvard.edu/items/show/895.

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Item Relations

This Item transformation of Item: Letter Writers of Kultura in Europe, 1950-1989