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Monday, 16 March 2015 20:07

'Radium Girls' glows, fails to dazzle

"Radium Girls" tells the story of factory worker Grace Fryer, her lawsuit against the U.S. Radium Corporation, and her illness due to exposure to radium on the job. The play incorporates newspaper headlines and historical facts from the lives of the real-life radium girls, making it both an educational and dramatic story. Unfortunately, the details of time and place occasionally overshadow the humanity of the characters.
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Monday, 12 November 2012 23:36

They glow

At the turn of the 20th century, radium was celebrated as a miracle drug. We know today that radiation can be useful in treating cancer and other diseases. We also know that radiation can cause cancer and other diseases. Back then, a few successes in treating cancer led to a fad for putting radium in a variety of tonics that were supposed to be good for whatever ailed you.

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