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04/07/1934 Marie Skłodowska-Curie dies of radiation poisoning

Curie died at the Sancellemoz Sanatorium in Passy, Haute-Savoie, from aplastic anemia believed to have been contracted from her long-term exposure to radiation. The damaging effects of ionizing radiation were not known at the time of her work, which had been carried out without the safety measures later developed.

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