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Madame Curie

Nature volume 141, page 1079 (18 June 1938) | Download Citation



INTERESTED as we are in the sources of scientific creation, we must welcome the appearance of a book which is a touching example of filial piety and at the same time an excellent biography of one of the most eminent scientific workers of our epoch. It has considerable artistic and documentary value. I think it gives a fairly complete answer to the question how it could happen that a young girl from a foreign country was called to acquire a fame which made her name a symbol, and to become a leading scientific personality not only in her native and adopted country, but also throughout the world. In fact the book tells us of national, social and hereditary factors which contributed to the formation and development of the exceptional gifts of Mme. Curie's mind and character.

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