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Radium Girls
Updated: 4/18/2020
Radium Girls
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  • Your system shows the presence of radioactive substances.
  • Dr. Harrison Martland first heard of the effects of Radium from Dr. Leman's death. They burned his bones to ashes and tested his ash with a electrometer. They determined that he died from Radium poisoning (18).
  • Martland met the Carlough sisters. At first Marguerite was very sick, however Sarah declined fast and died a week after being admitted to the hospital. Martland came up with a way to see if they had radium poisoning while they were still alive (18).
  • Katherine, Quinta and Grace were not as sick as the Carlough sisters, however they were still scanned with Martland's electrometer. They all tested positive for radium (19).
  • I don't know what I'm doing...
  • You're healthier than I am!
  • Grace Fryer found an article titled, "Suits are Settled in Radium Deaths." She decided that she was going to be willing to settle for $5,000, however they refused (22).
  • Grace had searched and searched for a lawyer, but was unable to find anyone willing to help her until she met Raymond H. Berry, a young educated man that was willing to help (24).
  • Dr. Flinn, the man that had been examining the girls and telling them they were fine, ended up not being a medical doctor. He was a fraud (25).
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