20th Century radioactive IV treatment

20th Century radioactive IV treatment

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Caption: 20th Century radioactive IV treatment. Box containing an early 20th Century preparation of selenium for intravenous (IV) injection. During the early 20th Century, radiation was considered the ultimate health cure. However, as this preparation contains the highly radioactive elements selenium, radium and actinium it is a toxic health hazard and carcinogen.

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