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After Marie and Pierre Curies discovery of radium, the new elements 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.
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