number of universities and colleges, which bestowed honorary degrees on her.
In 1922, Marie Curie was elected to the Académie de Médecine for her contributions to radiological medicine. She became the first woman member in the 227-year history of the Institut de France. She spent the rest of her life doing research on the chemistry of radioactive materials and their medical applications. She also participated in many international activities in science in her later years. She prepared the first international standard of radium for the International Bureau of Weights and Measures and served on the International Committee on Intellectual Cooperation until her death. On July 4, 1934, Marie Curie died of leukemia as the consequence of life-long exposure to radium.
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