Spring in City’s Park Spouts “Radium Water” (Jun, 1939)

Ah yes, the curative properties of radium.

Spring in City’s Park Spouts “Radium Water”
America’s third-biggest metropolis may possess a valuable radium mine. Its city fathers recently learned to their surprise that Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, contains the country’s most radioactive spring, when Dr. J. Lloyd Bohn, Temple University physicist, tested the water that gushes from it. What interests him about the spring is not the curative powers sometimes claimed for such waters, but the possibility that a rich natural deposit of radium may be found near-by.

3 comments
  1. JDk1981 says: July 14, 20083:25 am

    MMMMMMMM YUMMY ! got to get a huge glass of that glowing water ;0)

  2. Tim Tracy says: July 18, 20083:33 am

    Look up Eben Byers, the man who drank some 1500 bottles of “Radithor”. Among other things it caused his jaw to fall and eventually killed him. It ain’t no urban legend either.

  3. darren says: November 14, 20103:48 pm

    I’m not sure this is what a city wants to advertise.

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