The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women - Chapter 52 – Postscript Summary & Analysis

Kate Moore
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Catherine’s would be the test case for the other women filing suit against Radium Dial, and Chapter 52 began the trial at her bedside. She used a paintbrush to demonstrate the lip-pointing technique. The other women were asked to testify while Catherine rested, all confirming her original demonstration. Charlotte stated that Mr. Reed claimed to believe their ailments were not from radium poisoning. Magid had neither witnesses nor evidence for the defense. The women were determined to prolong their lives at the start of Chapter 53. The press was on their side, and they had become “poster girls for workers’ rights” (352). Upon Pearl’s suggestion, Grossman and the women founded the Society of the Living Dead in February 1938, created to lobby for those exposed to danger in work environments. Despite the public’s support, the government did not have the funding to properly investigate...

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