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Radium and other radio-active substances.... Inscribed by the author.
Hammer, William J.

Radium and other radio-active substances.... Inscribed by the author.

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Publisher Information: New York: Van Norstrand..., 1903.

First Suggestion of the Use of Radium in Cancer Treatment

The First American book on Radioactivity Other than X-Ray, Presentation Copy

Hammer, William J. Radium and other radio-active substances. 8vo.viii,72pp.adverts.Fronts. and text illustrations. 230 x 150mm. Original cloth, gilt. Very good copy. Inscribed: George L. Shepley Esq. With the compliments of Wm. J. Hammer, April 21,1904."

FIRST EDITION. Hammer brought 9 tubes of radium from the Curies' lab to America in 1902, and the above work contains many first-hand references to the Curies, Becquerel, etc. Hammer delivered some 88 lectures on radium, invented the luminous radium preparation used in watch dials, airplane and automobile instruments, and is credited with the first suggestion and use of radium in cancer treatment. Grigg 786.

Edition: 1st edition

Book Id: 12088

Price: $950.00

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