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Madame Curie - Part 3: Chapter 19 Summary & Analysis

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Part 3: Chapter 19 Summary

As a widow, Marie has two young children to raise, a professorship, the researches and the lab, with its assistants and students waiting for orders and advice. She still has one goal: to build the laboratory of Pierre's dreams.

The house in Sceaux is ideal for the children, but it is a half hour from the laboratory, robbing Marie of time and energy. She stays at the laboratory until very late, and her fatigue, combined with suppressing her grief, gives her a nervous tic: she constantly rubs together her radiation-burned fingers. Sometimes her strength leaves her so suddenly that she does not have time to send the children away, and Eve writes that one of her earliest memories is that of her mother collapsing in a dead faint.

Marie finds emotional support in her stoical father-in-law, Dr. Curie, who compels himself to lead a normal...

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