Marie Curie in her laboratory in Paris, 1923.
As the first woman elected to the Academy of Medicine in France, Marie Curie visits American President Warren Harding in his garden, in October 1921. American women honour Mrs. Curie with a gift of one gram of radium, worth half a million Swedish kronor.
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