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Scott Med J. 1993 Dec;38(6):188-9.

Elementary Scots. The discovery of Strontium.

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  • 1West of Scotland Radionuclide Dispensary, Western Infirmary, Glasgow.

Abstract

The element Strontium takes its name from the village of Strontian in Argyll. It was in ore samples taken from lead mines near the village that Strontium was first identified as a new element in 1970. A radioactive form of the element has reached medical prominence through its use in the palliation of pain in patients with painful skeletal metastases.

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