02 setembro 2004

Living With Radiation,
the First Hundred Years

A century ago radioactivity was new, exciting and good for you -- at least if you believed the people selling radium pendants for rheumatism, all-natural radon water for vigor, uranium blankets for arthritis and thorium-laced medicine for digestion (you don't even want to know about the radioactive suppositories). Read more of this review in Popular Science
A heck of a book, self-published by Paul Frame and William Kolb.
I don't recall us Portuguese getting into all the fads herein minutely detailed (do check the huge Table of Contents, the Preface and a sample page here) but I do remember at least Tucson bracelets and ozonized water. Jeez...

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