While researching women for my culture site project, I stumbled upon Marie Curie. This French female inventor lived from 1867-1934, and made such a huge impact on the technology of the healthcare industry by discovering radioactive metals Radium & Polonium. Because of her findings, X-ray was advanced further, and is now much more efficient.
Along with discovering these precious metals, she found that by using radiation, tumors can be shrunk. I find this to be extremely incredible, and admirable. Especially considering she was a European women in the 1800’s. She graduated college from Sorbonne University in Paris in 1891.
Although I have never experienced France, or any of Europe for that matter, I am much intrigued by this culture, and time period! I cant wait to read more in depth about her impact on technology.
The biography of Marie Curie by Susan Quinn is now available as an eBook Marie Curie: A Life