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    interestingengineering.com | 2/8/20 | 3 min
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    • TripleG
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      7 months ago

      I’m guessing many people in severe pain would rather take Radithor for thirty years and be pain free instead of 50 years of suffering!

    • jbuchana
      Scribe
      7 months ago

      This makes today's energy drinks seem good, doesn't it?

      $30 a bottle in 1927? I Just asked Google and that's $436 in 2020 dollars. He drank three of these a day. Wealthy is certainly true. It's not surprising that there aren't more stories of this product.

      The article didn't say, but I looked him up on Wikipedia and he lived 5 years after his first drink of Radithor. That's some time after Wikipedia said that Radithor production stopped in 1928 a year after he started taking it.

      His death led to the strengthening of the FDA.

      • BetSheWet7 months ago

        Hard following time in this article. Since he first started after a football game at Yale and drank till his death at 50, I figured he was drinking 3 bottles a day for 30 years...