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!
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.
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...