Wednesday, March 19, 2008

The Curative Properties of Radium

Today, we take Airborne to cure the common cold. In the 1930s, we turned to radium for its restorative properties. Here are some nice photos from the Oak Ridge Associated Universities Collection:

Interior View - Standard Radium Emanatorium; patients being treated.

Standard Radium Emanator, Office Style for treating one person.

For more fascinating and historical images, see the Standard Chemical Company Photo Album (ca. 1915-1920)