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The Gift(s) That Kept on Giving: Circulating Radium and Curie

Eva Hemmungs Wirtén

in Making Marie Curie: Intellectual Property and Celebrity Culture in an Age of Information

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226235844
eISBN:
9780226235981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226235981.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In 1921, Marie Curie made a highly publicized trip to the United States, where she had gone to receive a gram of radium from the hands of President Harding. The gift was in fact the result of a ... More


Making Marie Curie: Intellectual Property and Celebrity Culture in an Age of Information

Eva Hemmungs Wirtén

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226235844
eISBN:
9780226235981
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226235981.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Making Marie Curie looks at the work that for more than a century has gone into (and continues to go into) creating the persona Marie Curie. In doing so, the book not only provides a new, composite ... More


Marie Curie and Parody

Jonathan Evans

in The Many Voices of Lydia Davis: Translation, Rewriting, Intertextuality

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781474400176
eISBN:
9781474426909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474400176.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter focuses on Davis’s story ‘Marie Cure, So Honorable Woman’. This story challenges the boundary between translation and writing as it is constructed from overly literal translation ... More


Front-rank research: alpha particles

John Jenkin

in William and Lawrence Bragg, Father and Son: The Most Extraordinary Collaboration in Science

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199235209
eISBN:
9780191715631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199235209.003.0011
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

Willie remembered a happy home and uninhibited holidays in the new century. Asked to give the presidential address for Section A of the 1904 meeting of the AAAS, William reviewed the new physics of ... More


Strange Rays

James Lawrence Powell

in Four Revolutions in the Earth Sciences: From Heresy to Truth

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164481
eISBN:
9780231538459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164481.003.0005
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter focuses on the initiatives of various physicists and chemists to explore the strange new rays called X-rays that were discovered by Wilhelm Röntgen in 1895. The decade of the 1890s was a ... More


The role of the doctor in day care

Julie Hearn

in Palliative Day Care in Practice

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780192631831
eISBN:
9780191730221
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192631831.003.0006
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

This chapter illustrates the practice of the Edenhall Marie Curie Centre, North London, England, where medical care has a significant role. It describes how the number of planned admissions to ... More


Relational

Tobias Rees

in Plastic Reason: An Anthropology of Brain Science in Embryogenetic Terms

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520288126
eISBN:
9780520963177
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520288126.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter discusses researcher Brigitte Lesaffre's introduction to the family album that shows the genealogy that ran from Marie Curie to one of the author's co-researcher, Alain Joliot. During ... More


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