The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women - Chapters 21 – 25 Summary & Analysis

Kate Moore
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In Chapter 21, the end of 1925, both Albina and Edna’s left legs were significantly shorter than their right. They both visited Dr. Humphries, who despite being privy to radium poisoning, did not find sufficient similarities in Edna's case to diagnose her thus. Flinn deceptively procured Wiley’s list of ill former dial-painters to evaluate them himself, along with dial-painters from various other companies. Doctors Martland, Conlon, and Knef published a medical study on their work with the former dial-painters in December of 1925 that gained publicity. Despite this, there was intense pushback from the corporate world. The USRC spoke of a medical study conducted by Flinn that would soon be published. Flinn’s report, however, did not reflect his personal belief that the women’s ailments were caused by radium.

Marguerite died before the end of 1925 “as the first dial-painter to file suit” (159). Chapter 22 described...

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