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The Recent Radium Controversy

Nature volume 74, pages 634635 (25 October 1906) | Download Citation

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I WAS absent from Montreal during the time of the interesting discussion on radium which appeared in the Times, and it is only quite recently that I have had an opportunity of reading the correspondence in full. In the course of this discussion some weight has been attached to a remark in the second edition of my book “Radio- activity,” viz. that radium is a compound of helium and lead. It is far from my intention to reopen this discussion, on which I think quite enough has already been said, but in the last issue of NATURE (September 27) which I have Just received, there appears a letter by Lord Kelvin in which this remark is still further emphasised.

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    • E. RUTHERFORD

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