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Story of Blanche and Marie (Blanche and Mary story)(Chinese Edition) by Per Olov Enquist - Paperback - from BookerStudy and Biblio.com

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Story of Blanche and Marie (Blanche and Mary story)(Chinese Edition)

by Per Olov Enquist

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paperback. New. Ship out in 2 business day, And Fast shipping, Free Tracking number will be provided after the shipment.Paperback. Pub Date: 2007 Pages: 224 Publisher: Vintage Books USA Having been diagnosed with hysteria in 1878. Blanche Wittman was committed to Salp'tri're Hospital for sixteen years. Under the care of the famous M. Charcot. she was regularly displayed before a public audience in a cataleptic state. Over time the nature of her participation in these demonstrations changed. as did her relationship with M. Charcot. until eventually she graduated from patient to assistant. On leaving the hospital she was hired by Marie Curie to work in her Paris laboratory. where. on 17 Feuary 1898. after successful experiments conducted with the mineral pitchblende. radium was discovered. So enchanted was Marie by its soft blue glow that she took to keeping a glass vial of radium salts at her bedside. For Blanche. the effects were more utal; exposure to radiation necessitated the amputation of all her limbs. save one. Marie did not escape tragedy altogether; her husband and collaborator Pierre was weakened by illness and subsequently killed having wandered in front of an oncoming horse and cart. Following Pierre's death Marie embarked on an ill-fated love affair which. in 1911. almost cost her a second Nobel Prize. Using Blanche's notebooks - 'The Book of Questions' - Enquist deftly weaves fact and fiction to render the extraordinary relationship of two extraordinary women at the dawn of a century of tremendous change. Sigmund Freud. Albert Einstein and Emmeline Pankhurst are among the many that add to the authenticity of this powerful tale of scientific discovery. death. art and love. Satisfaction guaranteed,or money back.

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