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This is a 11th year production of the Readers Digest August 1932.
A list of articles inside are printed on the front cover.
Being a pocket watch collector who has a number of dollar watches with what is called "radiolite" or "luminous" dials, that have the numbers and hands painted with a paint containing radium, so they could be seen in the dark, the article on page 89-90 was one of great interest to me. It is titled "Radium, a Double-Edged Sword" (see photos 3 & 4 above). This is a condensed article from the July 1932 Popular Science Monthly discussing the hazards and long-lasting effects of medicines containing radium.

Thanks for looking,
Dave

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  1. pw-collector pw-collector, 1 year ago
    Link to posting on a radium dial watch:
    http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/75801-ingersoll-radiolite#comment-267430
    Dave
  2. pw-collector pw-collector, 1 year ago
    Thanks packrat-place for the appreciation.
    Dave
  3. pw-collector pw-collector, 1 year ago
    Thanks pops52 for the appreciation.
    Dave
  4. pw-collector pw-collector, 1 year ago
    Thanks mustangtony for the appreciation.
    Dave
  5. pw-collector pw-collector, 1 year ago
    Thanks blunderbuss2 for the appreciation.
    Dave
  6. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 1 year ago
    Fascinating reading. A dutch friend is dying of bone cancer right now & I want to ask if he has had long exposure to radium. Guess we are lucky that it is so rare but we can always count on governments to turn the "rare" into weapons to kill the innocent. By the way, I'm not a "tree-hugger" etc but even support "drive-bys" in some neighbourhoods late at nite.
  7. pw-collector pw-collector, 1 year ago
    blunderbuss2,
    Sorry to hear about your friend.
    This article was very interesting and an eye-opener of what man will go to and put others at risk just to make a buck. With radium only loosing half its strength in 1,730 years, it doesn't give you much of a chance. There was a pretty high death rate to the Radium Girls who painted watch dials in the early 1900's.
    http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/75801-ingersoll-radiolite#comment-267430
    Dave
  8. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 1 year ago
    I remember reading it awhile back. As a kid in the 50's, my parents gave me a watch with a radium dial. I have a dark spot on my wrist where I wore it that has shown-up in the past few years but I'm too old to worry about it now. My friend is up to 10 mils of morphine per hr. & turning to Jello. Sneezed 2 yrs ago & broke a thigh bone! Thinking about giving him my 9. If the stuff is so rare, how did they have it to put on watches?
  9. pw-collector pw-collector, 1 year ago
    blunderbuss2,
    Here is a link to Radium Dials that might interest you. It states the components of the paint, the cost for a test sample, wearing a radium dial watch & the deadly results of radium dial painting.
    http://www.roger-russell.com/jeffers/radiumdials.htm
    Dave
  10. pw-collector pw-collector, 1 year ago
    Thanks debbiepike54 for the appreciation.
    Dave
  11. pw-collector pw-collector, 1 year ago
    Thanks PhilDavidAlexanderMorris for the appreciation.
    Dave
  12. pw-collector pw-collector, 1 year ago
    Thanks musikchoo for the appreciation.
    Dave
  13. pw-collector pw-collector, 1 year ago
    Thanks BELLIN68 for the appreciation.
    Dave
  14. pw-collector pw-collector, 1 year ago
    Thanks bratjdd for the appreciation.
    Dave
  15. pw-collector pw-collector, 2 months ago
    Thanks aghcollect for the appreciation.
    Dave
  16. pw-collector pw-collector, 2 months ago
    Thanks RonM for the appreciation.
    Dave

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