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Acta Medica Medianae
Vol. 49, No1, March, 2010
UDK 61
YU ISSN 0365-4478


Correspondence to:

Rade R. Babić

Institut za radiologiju

Klinički centar Niš

Bulevar Zorana Djindjića br. 48

18000 Niš, Srbija








From the history of medicine
UDC: 61-05:615:849







Rade R. Babić and Gordana Stanković Babić


                        Institute for Radiology, Clinical Center Niš



Marie Skłodowska Curie was born on November 7, 1867 in Warsaw (Poland). She suffered from leukemia and died on June 4, 1934. She was buried with full honors at Panteon. Marie Skłodowska Curie introduced the term radioactivity into science. During World War I,  Marie Skłodowska Curie was working on creating the mobile x-ray room, the so-called "radiologic car". Maria Sklodovska Kiri installed the x-ray machine into a car, and showed in practice how to use its dynamo for electric power production necessary for the work of the x-ray mashine. She made 20 cars with moving radiology lab and trained 150 people to work on them. She introduced something really new into military medicine - a mobile radiology diagnostics. With the discovery of radioactive elements, a new medical branch – radiotherapy, was developed. Acta Medica Medianae 2010(1):70-72.


Key words: Maria Sklodovska Kiri, radiology, x-ray, radioterapy