Marie Curie with Miss Meloney
Miss Meloney was an American journalist who, full of admiration for Marie Curie, had managed to get an interview with here. At the end of the interview, "Missy" asked Marie Curie "And what would you like to have? " The answer was "One gram of radium." Astonished, Missy inquired about it, and having learned the price of one gram of radium, she successfully organized a subscription to American women. Then, in 1921, she invited Marie Curie in the United States. It was during this trip that the President of the United States gave to Marie Curie a gram of radium bought through the collection. Subsequently Miss Meloney organized a second subscription. This time, Marie Curie gave a gram of radium to Poland.