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    Titles read: "Mining FOR RADIUM".

    Brief M/S of French scientist Madame Marie Curie - or possibly her daughter Irene Joliot Curie.

    In Czechoslovakia we see several shots at the Jachymo Mines where pitchblende is mined for radium deposits; rocks are transported through tunnels in crates, loaded onto elevators and out into the open air.

    C/U of three lumps of pitchblende and a bowl of black gunk. Bowls of white powder in diminishing sizes, presumably illustrating the numerous tests to find a tiny pinpoint of the radioactive element.

    At the Jachymo Institute (hospital) we see patients undergoing treatments. A man lying on a bed has some kind of radioactive pads directed on his shoulder; another man takes a radioactive bath; some people sit in a room and inhale a radiation potion emanating from a covered silver cauldron in the centre of a room.

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    British Pathé
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    01:22:40:00 / 01:24:25:00
    PT 405
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    PT 405
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