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Teaching Marie Curie and her X-ray vehicles' contribution to World War I battlefield medicine

Marie Curie and her X-ray vehicles' contribution to World War I battlefield medicine

Ask people to name the most famous historical woman of science and their answer will likely be: Madame Marie Curie. Push further and ask what she did, and they might say it was something related to radioactivity.\n\nBut few will know she was also a major hero of World War I.

Timothy J. Jorgensen, Director of the Health Physics and Radiation Protection Graduate Program and Associate Professor of Radiation Medicine, Georgetown University
The Conversation

ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

How did Marie Curie contribute to the war effort?
STANDARDS:
RH.2 - Main Ideas

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

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