Radium, and Other Radio-Active Substances; Polonium, Actinium, and Thorium, with a Consideration of Phosphorescent and Fluorescent Substances, the Properties and Applications of Selenium and the Treatment of Disease by the Ultra-Violet Light.

New York: Van Nostrand. First. hardcover. Frontispiece, 7 plates, and other in-text illustrations. 86 pages. Slim 8vo, original gilt-lettered dark blue cloth. New York: Van Nostrand, 1903. First edition. A very good(+) bright copy. very good(+).

Hammer (1858-1934), Chief Engineer with Edison, first suggested and used radium for cancer and tumor treatment. In addition he invented luminous radium preparations used for watch dials, clocks, etc. His work preceded Mme. Curie's Recherches sur les substances radioactives by a year.

Price: $150.00

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