Marie Curie

Ashley Middleton

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Basic Info

Marie Curie also known as Madame Curie, discovered Radium.


Born: November 7, 1867

Warsaw, Poland


Died: July 4, 1934

France

Brief History

Marie Curie went to Paris in 1891 to study physics and mathematics at Sorbonne. She married her professor, Pierre Curie in 1895. The two worked together investigating radioactivity. In July 1898, the couple announced the discovery of polonium. By the end of that year they announced the discovery of another chemical element, radium. They were awarded the Nobel Prize in 1903 along with Becquerel. After her husband died, Curie continued on the work they started together and won a second Nobel Prize in 1911. Her research was crucial in the development of X- rays in surgery. She became the head of the radiological service for The International Red Cross. By the late 1920's her health was going down hill. She died on July 4, 1934 from leukemia, which was caused from high-energy radiation exposure during her research.l

Disease: How Marie Curie croaked

Curie died of Aplastic anemia..


  • fatigue
  • paleness
  • rapid heartbeat
  • shortness of breath
  • weakness
  • light headed
  • bleeding gums
  • rash
  • nose bleeds
  • infections


Treatment: How they treated it vs. how we could treat it

Back in the day, they didn't know how to treat this disease.


Treatment now:

  • blood transfusions
  • stem cell transplant
  • immunosuppressants
  • bone marrow stimulant
  • antibiotics

Vocabulary

1. Anemia: condition when you don't have enough red blood cells


2. Radium: chemical element discovered by Marie Curie


3. Radiology: the science of radioactive substances and high- energy radiation


4. Polonium: a chemical element discovered by Marie Curie


5. physicist: scientist who specializes in physics