radium therapy


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radium therapy

n.
The use of radium in radiotherapy.
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Among their topics are the hermaphrodite of Charing Cross, human experiments and the material culture of medical electricity in 18th-century England, human experiments in late-19th-century nutrition physiology, experimenting with radium therapy in the laboratory and the clinic, and Nazi human experiments: the victims' perspective and the post-Second World War discourse.
Topics include Hollywood portrayals of cancer, media campaigns, British feminist doctors' use of radium therapy, the work of activist Rose Kushner, and smoking and lung cancer.
It is Marie Curie, the pioneer of radium therapy. Second comes Mother Theresa and third Princess Diana.