March 7, 2017

Amazing Women: Inspirational Stories by Charles Margerison

By Charles Margerison

Who used to be the 1st girl to qualify as a physician? who's the one lady to have gained Nobel Prizes? discover those and different striking tales in outstanding girls. during this designated tale assortment from the superb humans membership, the true lives of iconic girls together with Coco Chanel, Sojourner fact, Maria Montessori, Eva Peron and Helen Keller come to lifestyles. comprehend their actual lives and demanding situations and be encouraged by way of what they did and the way they completed it. this can be a must-read for each girl looking suggestion. Meet many of the world's so much outstanding girls via BioViews®. A BioView® is a brief biographical tale, just like an interview. those particular tales supply a great way of studying approximately impressive those that made significant contributions to our international and will assist you in achieving your objectives on your trip via existence.

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More experiments showed it was powerful on human skin problems Radium was used to burn off cancers ‘Curie therapy’ was the popular name given to the treatment Work with Dabierge, another colleague, and my husband, continued Pure radium was discovered I was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1903 It was shared with Pierre and Becquerel, for their contributions We used the money to support more research and needy students Radioactivity was not a chemical, but the property of an atom Nature’s gift, if only we could harness it At home, there were problems, as I had a miscarriage in 1903 Fortunately, after recovery, our daughter Eve was born in 1904 It looked as if we could combine family and professional life © Dr Charles J Margerison - The Amazing People Club 33 Amazing Women But disaster struck in 1906 Pierre was killed by a horse, in a freak accident As a single mother of two children, I was distraught Sorbonne University offered me Pierre’s position The first female Professor, I continued his work But, the French Science Academy ignored my work Sexism and being Polish, I think, outweighed scientific discoveries But maybe also because there was gossip For a long time after Pierre’s death, I was in shock As a single mother, I tried to balance work and family life It was not easy Through my work, I got to know Paul Langevin, a fellow scientist He had been a student of Pierre’s In my dark days, his support helped me though Paul was five years younger than me Gradually our relationship became more than platonic In 1910, he left his wife and we had a relationship People in the science community knew The gossip developed into a so-called scandal Hard to believe in Paris, where an affair was de rigueur Personal and professional issues became confused But not so for the second Nobel Prize, which I was awarded in 1911 This time for chemistry, measuring the atomic weight of radium My work on radioactivity and x-rays continued During the First World War, it was used to assess serious injuries With my daughter Irene, I set up X-ray vans We trained 150 radiographers Dreadful days, seeing the effects of the bombing and shooting Trying to save our valiant soldiers against the German invaders After the war, recognition for my work came from the USA As well as travel to many countries to encourage scientists That became very important Therefore my discoveries were not patented for self-gain We needed as many people as possible to help Advancing the boundaries to cure illness with radiotherapy treatments Reducing pain and suffering, extending people’s lives and other uses Reflected in The Radium Institute, The organisation that I helped establish in Paris during 1914 © Dr Charles J Margerison - The Amazing People Club 34 Amazing Women Another was established in Warsaw in 1932 My sister Bronia became its founding director In addition, my daughter Irene became a scientist She won the Nobel Prize for artificial radioactivity in 1935 Marking an achievement of which Pierre would be proud A mark of progress for which so many gave their lives Working with radioactive dangerous materials Developing the forces of nature to help improve people’s lives En route, I was a mother, scientist, teacher and technical specialist I also worked in managerial roles and as a representative All part of a life that opened up new avenues for all.

More experiments showed it was powerful on human skin problems Radium was used to burn off cancers ‘Curie therapy’ was the popular name given to the treatment Work with Dabierge, another colleague, and my husband, continued Pure radium was discovered I was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1903 It was shared with Pierre and Becquerel, for their contributions We used the money to support more research and needy students Radioactivity was not a chemical, but the property of an atom Nature’s gift, if only we could harness it At home, there were problems, as I had a miscarriage in 1903 Fortunately, after recovery, our daughter Eve was born in 1904 It looked as if we could combine family and professional life © Dr Charles J Margerison - The Amazing People Club 33 Amazing Women But disaster struck in 1906 Pierre was killed by a horse, in a freak accident As a single mother of two children, I was distraught Sorbonne University offered me Pierre’s position The first female Professor, I continued his work But, the French Science Academy ignored my work Sexism and being Polish, I think, outweighed scientific discoveries But maybe also because there was gossip For a long time after Pierre’s death, I was in shock As a single mother, I tried to balance work and family life It was not easy Through my work, I got to know Paul Langevin, a fellow scientist He had been a student of Pierre’s In my dark days, his support helped me though Paul was five years younger than me Gradually our relationship became more than platonic In 1910, he left his wife and we had a relationship People in the science community knew The gossip developed into a so-called scandal Hard to believe in Paris, where an affair was de rigueur Personal and professional issues became confused But not so for the second Nobel Prize, which I was awarded in 1911 This time for chemistry, measuring the atomic weight of radium My work on radioactivity and x-rays continued During the First World War, it was used to assess serious injuries With my daughter Irene, I set up X-ray vans We trained 150 radiographers Dreadful days, seeing the effects of the bombing and shooting Trying to save our valiant soldiers against the German invaders After the war, recognition for my work came from the USA As well as travel to many countries to encourage scientists That became very important Therefore my discoveries were not patented for self-gain We needed as many people as possible to help Advancing the boundaries to cure illness with radiotherapy treatments Reducing pain and suffering, extending people’s lives and other uses Reflected in The Radium Institute, The organisation that I helped establish in Paris during 1914 © Dr Charles J Margerison - The Amazing People Club 34 Amazing Women Another was established in Warsaw in 1932 My sister Bronia became its founding director In addition, my daughter Irene became a scientist She won the Nobel Prize for artificial radioactivity in 1935 Marking an achievement of which Pierre would be proud A mark of progress for which so many gave their lives Working with radioactive dangerous materials Developing the forces of nature to help improve people’s lives En route, I was a mother, scientist, teacher and technical specialist I also worked in managerial roles and as a representative All part of a life that opened up new avenues for all.

Wayles and had his children For her, there was little choice But, in France, I had a choice I was approaching 17 years of age Fully developed physically and catching the eyes of Frenchmen Under their law, I was free to choose my friends So was my Master able to choose, as his wife had died Although he was kind, I was not his fiancée Neither of us had illusions about marriage Nevertheless, we enjoyed each other’s company No doubt, I made him feel young again For his part, he helped transform me from a girl to a woman Indeed, not just in the bedroom, but also in society The theatre, the opera, the grand balls and dances Beautiful dresses and diamonds glittering in the candlelight Plus, new hair styles and perfume At last, I knew what my French lady friends meant It was not necessary to be married to enjoy the benefits Why should I object?

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