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Madame Marie Curie
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X-ray mobiles cont.

Marie created 20 mobile x-ray machines and over 200 stationary machines

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Radon

Radon

Marie also invented tiny glass tubes that were filled with radon ( a radioactive gas)

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Radon cont.

Radon cont.

Doctors would insert the tubes in patients at spots where the radiation would destroy diseased tissue

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After the War

After the War

After the War ended in 1918 Marie spent a lot of time with her two daughters Irene and Eve

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After the War cont.

After the War cont.

After two or three years with her daughters she resumed her work with radium at the Paris institute

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Declining Health

Declining Health

Marie had been working at the radium institute in good health for almost 12 years

She began to notice burns on her hands and her failing eyesight somewhere around 1932

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Late Life

Late Life

Maries blood had been weakened by her constant exposure to radium

This caused her to catch aplastic anemia

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Late Life cont.

Late Life cont.

Marie eventually contracted leukemia and died on July 14, 1934

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Awards

Awards

Marie was awarded numerous small awards during her life such as having her picture placed on a stamp!

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Awards cont.

Awards cont.

Marie was awarded the Nobel prize in physics in 1903 for her work with X-rays

She was also awarded the Nobel prize in chemistry in 1911 for her work with radium

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About Me!!!

About Me!!!

Hi!Im Claire! I like food-all kinds. And I like horses, chickens(yes a little odd I know), and talking!!!!!! Im incredibly tall and I have red hair!!!! I have two sisters and one brother, they are all older than me. I especially like Chinese food and Mac n cheese.

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