Publisher Information: New York: Van Norstrand... 1903. 1st edition.
First Suggestion of the Use of Radium in Cancer Treatment
The First American book on Radioactivity Other than X-Ray, Presentation CopyHammer, 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.Book Id: 12088