Polish-born French physicist (1867-1934), she and her husband Pierre discovered two new elements, polonium and radium; for this work they received the 1903 Nobel Prize for Physics. Curie was also the sole winner of the 1911 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. ALS in French, signed “M. Curie,” one page both sides, 5.25 x 8.5, Faculte des Sciences de Paris letterhead, July 26, 1919. Letter about her request, with Emile Roux, to enlarge the Institut du Radium, where she was active with her scientific work. The institute was then beginning to research the use of radiation as a cancer treatment. In fine condition, with some light edge creasing.
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