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10 interesting facts about Marie Curie, the first woman to win a Nobel Prize

During her lifetime, Marie Curie managed to break many gender barriers and become a two-time Nobel Prize winner. Here are 10 amazing facts about the famous female scientist who pioneered the study of radioactivity.



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Mavis Holzer
She was brilliant and laid a path for women to contribute to science.
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Mar 18, 2018 6:57PM
Judy Ann Carnegie
Amazing woman for her time
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Sep 30, 2021 7:04PM
Anne Roberts
A second thought I am delighted that there are Marie Curie Nurses and without doubt they are brilliant and remain very superior to any other hands on nurses when caring for those terminally ill patients in their own homes .
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Mar 28, 2021 3:34AM
Anne Roberts
The first time I heard of Marie Curie was during my student nurse training in the fifties.During that period it was heart breaking to see women with cancer of-the uterus as they suffered the pain .One particular lady I will never forget sitting with her and she said nurse it is like the pain when you have a miscarriage but it continues and never ceases . The first I heard and learned about radium treatment was working in theatre when a treatment was performed to help relieve this pain locally by putting a cone shaped instrument into the cervix which would release radiation locally to treat cervical cancer which would assist to relieve the pain ,I don’t remember after this treatment ever seeing a woman suffer the pain and bleeding associated with cervical cancer .Whenever The question arises who is the person you admire most of all in history It. Is without hesitation Marie Curie and I have always been thankful to have had personal experience of being in theatre to witness and learn from the experience .An amazing woman so pleased she was recognised with er awards .
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Mar 28, 2021 3:28AM
Kat Wolfe
A woman of incredible intelligence.....she laid a path for women to follow......
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Sep 10, 2019 3:45PM
Germaine Ferrao Lenn
As a little girl of 8, I have always admired her and this gave me the inspiration to break free as a woman and follow my dreams.
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Aug 15, 2019 1:18AM
Alastair Hosking
Somewhere I have a letter from Pierre Curie to my Great Grandfather, Dr William Hosking. Dr William imported what is believed to be the first X-ray machine used in New Zealand. I must seek the letter out to check for radio activity!
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Jul 4, 2019 5:27PM
ninakamwene
Brilliant woman, and seeing her with my favorite scientist Einstein, confirms that genius has no gender. May they both RIP. Thank you for educating us.
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Apr 14, 2019 8:17PM
Alicia Martinez Baez De Guarner
She (they) paid science with their healt..And we?
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May 2, 2018 11:47AM
Lesliekcolorado
I have always admired her. Her daughter also won a Nobel Prize 🏆
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Apr 28, 2018 5:33PM
Antonia Rapsomanikis
SHE WAS A GENIOUS ! THANK YOU ! JGD
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Apr 18, 2018 8:06AM
Daniel Janowski
My “ HERO”
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Apr 8, 2018 5:12AM
Shemeela Sasikumar
A brilliant scientist.
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Apr 6, 2018 2:11AM
Antonieta Kashani
Wonderful lady.
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Apr 3, 2018 6:11PM
Agapito Lorenzo
Professional and personal relationships are harder on women during Marie's time as well as today.
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Apr 2, 2018 1:13AM
lynne led drayer
Interesting stuff!
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Apr 1, 2018 8:42AM

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