Want to watch better-quality PBS Video? Sign in to access HD streaming!
After Marie and Pierre Curie’s discovery of radium, the new element’s wondrous ability to glow in the dark inspired a worldwide craze — a rush of radium-laced products that promised to cure everything from impotence to hair loss. What few people realized — and the Curies were reluctant to admit — was the great harm this radioactive element could do.
Upgrade Your Viewing Experience
This video is available to CallSign viewers with a Passport account. Passport gives you access to a wealth of premium content not previously available online, including full seasons of your favorite shows.