Talk:Marie Curie

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she did not die from radiation![edit]

Given Marie Curie lived a longer than normal lifespan, and given aplastic anemia, while it can be caused by radiation, is also caused by toxic exposures to chemicals (and she worked with a LOT of chemicals), and also by unknown sources, it is irresponsible and more likely than not false to assert Marie Curie died of a disease caused by her exposure to radiation. Indeed, it may well be Marie Curie lived as long as she did because she was protected from getting cancer by the hormetic effect (if you want to give credence to that... such remains "controversial") of her radiation exposure. There's at least as good, if not a better, case for that notion than for the claim radiation killed her. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Marxist-historian (talkcontribs) 16:31, 14 December 2019 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 1 January 2020[edit]

Marie Curie was born in Vistula Land, please add Category:People from Vistula Land to her profile 12345yup (talk) 11:43, 1 January 2020 (UTC) 12345yup (talk) 11:43, 1 January 2020 (UTC)

 Not done for now: I can't find in the article where it says that she was born in Vistula Land. SharʿabSalam▼ (talk) 19:45, 1 January 2020 (UTC)

Vistula land was mostly used by the Russian occupier and it is not normally used in the European history apart from certain highlights. Gabriela Nowak (talk) 14:35, 22 January 2020 (UTC)

Marie Curie's Religious Beliefs?[edit]

This article only mentions that her and her husband chose not to have a religious wedding. What exactly were Marie Curie's religious beliefs? It's important. 73.85.201.54 (talk) 16:58, 11 January 2020 (UTC)

To quote from the "Early years" section (end of 3rd paragraph): "Maria's father was an atheist; her mother a devout Catholic.[19] The deaths of Maria's mother and sister caused her to give up Catholicism and become agnostic.[20]". That should cover the basics; see the sources cited for more details. Hqb (talk) 19:59, 11 January 2020 (UTC)

Correction to the name need[edit]

Can the author kindly correct the name from "Curie" to "Skłodowska-Curie", as this was her full name. She used both names (Skłodowska-Curie) and it is proven by her signature and signed works and documents. Thank you. Gabriela Nowak (talk) 14:30, 22 January 2020 (UTC)

I agree with you. This has been discussed previously. The reason always given for titling the article "Marie Curie" instead of "Maria Skłodowska Curie" is that she is commonly known in English by the first version. (I would add that she probably came to be known by that version due to laziness and ignorance of how to pronounce her Polish maiden name.)
Her 1911 Nobel Prize diploma gives her name as "Marie Sklodowska Curie".
Thanks.
Nihil novi (talk) 05:36, 23 January 2020 (UTC)
No. look at standardDormsrubi (talk) 03:48, 25 January 2020 (UTC)
I agree again, but fail to notice the correction being made to the title but only to the body of the text (one uses just 'Curie' the other 'Sklodowska Curie'). I would request it to be changed so that the matter is settled once and for good and less confusing but more straight forward. As despite of the information being correct in the article, misinformation is spread through mentions and hyperlinks on other pages.Thank you for the fabulous article however. It was a pleasure to read.
Anon Chekov (talk) 10:30, 4 April 2020 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 23 January 2020[edit]

please can i add my name to the list of people who have edited it? i have done it before it was semi-protected. --Eleanor B S (talk) 17:10, 23 January 2020 (UTC) Eleanor B S (talk) 17:10, 23 January 2020 (UTC)

 Not done: Hi Eleanor B S, I'm not sure what you mean by the "list of people who have edited it"? There is no such list, except you mean the revision history, and if you have edited the article, you're already in there : ). aboideautalk 17:34, 23 January 2020 (UTC)