Madame Curie - Study Guide Part 3: Chapter 24 Summary & Analysis

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The journey to America makes an impression on Marie. At fifty-five, she realizes she is no longer just a scientist and teacher. She is responsible for the development of a new science, and her name commands some power. From now on, she makes time to travel in support of scientific projects.

In 1922, the Council of the League of Nations names Marie a member of the International Committee on Intellectual Co-operation. Marie finds international work very hard, but her life-long ambition has been to improve the circumstances of those gifted intellectually but not favored by fortune. She devotes her time to the development of international scientific scholarships and, ironically, to establishing a copyright for scientists, in an effort to compensate for the poverty of the laboratories.

Marie also realizes another dream: the creation of an institute of radiology in Warsaw. With the help of Bronya, who...

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