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Marie Curie is best known as the discoverer of the radioactive elements polonium and radium, and is the first person to earn the honor of two Nobel prizes. Her work not only influenced some development in science, but also opened a door into new medical research and treatment. “A scientist in his laboratory is not a mere technician: he is also a child confronting natural phenomena that impress him as though they were fairy-tales!”
-Marie Curie.
Born in Warsaw Poland on November 7, 1867, Marie received a standard education with some scientific training from her father. In 1891, she went to Paris to further her studies at the Sorbonne. While in Paris, Marie met Pierre Curie, a professor in the school of physics, and a year later they were married.
Marie’s early research with her husband were most often preformed under difficult conditions such as extreme cold and heat. Henri Becquerel’s discovery of radioactivity in 1896 inspired the Curie’s in their research of polonium and radium. Throughout her life, Marie promoted use of her discovery, radium, to relieve suffering during World War I. Marie and her daughter devoted much of their time to the cause.
Marie Curie established a radioactivity laboratory in her homeland, Warsaw. President Hoover and American people donated $50,000 to purchase radium for use in the new laboratory.
The importance of Marie Curie’s work shows in her numerous awards, degrees, and memberships in many societies throughout the world. Her first Nobel Prize was shared with her husband and Becquerel. Her second Nobel Prize all to herself for her study of radioactivity. In 1903, she and her husband received the Davy Medal of the Royal Society and in 1921, President Harding presented Marie with one gram of radium for her excellent work. “All that I saw and learned enlightened me. It was like a new world opened to me, the world of science, which I was at last permitted to know…”
Marie’s work not only helped spark other discoveries, but helped advance the world of medicine. X-rays also helped locate the bullet that fatally shot President Garfield. Marie’s work with radioactivity also helped discover a way to treat cancer.
Marie Curie proved that anyone, no matter how wealthy they are, can get a higher
Education if they use their current resources and have the desire for more information. Marie at first, never had a proper lab, but worked with what she had to get answers.
Marie was a great influence and though she had many obstacles, to overcome, she helped make great discoveries that still help us today.

And, anything I should change?

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    Marie’s early research with her husband were = because the subject "research" is singular, the verb were should be "was."

    Marie promoted use of her discovery = promoted the use of...

    and American people donated = and the American...

    second Nobel Prize all to herself = all went to herself?

    proved that anyone, = since that is singular, you might want to reword what follows.


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