The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women - Chapters 36 – 40 Summary & Analysis

Kate Moore
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Catherine was no longer solely a dial-painter at the start of Chapter 36, “Ottawa, Illinois, 1930.” Radium Dial granted her a vacation to recuperate from her recently declining health, but it had not helped her situation. She, Marie, and Marguerite were the last original dial-painters employed at Radium Dial. Catherine asked multiple times to be examined by company doctors, but each request was denied by Mr. Reed. She was aware of other dial-painters’ difficulty conceiving and maintaining good health, including Marie and Inez. Peg Looney’s family abandoned their lawsuit against the company due to grief and frustration, and Mary Vicini Tonielli died quickly from a sarcoma on her spine.

Katherine Schaub fell on her knee at the start of Chapter 37, “Orange, New Jersey, 1930,” and Dr. Humphries found a sarcoma on her knee during her visit. She was in a plaster cast for months and was...

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