New York Times feature article from Dec 3, 2014 by Veronique Greenwood that discusses occupational health and safety practices (or, more accurately, the lack thereof) at the Marie Curie Radium Institute in Paris, and the history of the research chemist and physicist assistants under Curie's employ, with a special focus on Marguerite Perey, and their work with radioactivity and cancer medicine research.


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