Volume 89 Issue 19 | p. 6 | Letters
Issue Date: May 9, 2011

Citizen Of The World

Department: Letters

According to the Newscripts article about the International Year of Chemistry, Marie Curie was France’s “very own” scientist (C&EN, March 14, page 64). Indeed, she was a French citizen; however, she was born in Warsaw, which at the time was part of the Russian Empire and now belongs to Poland. She spent 24 years there before she went to France.

I personally believe writing that Madame Curie is France’s very own is not . . .

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