Elementary Scots the Discovery of Strontium

  title={Elementary Scots the Discovery of Strontium},
  author={Thomas Murray},
  journal={Scottish Medical Journal},
  pages={188 - 189}
  • T. Murray
  • Published 1 December 1993
  • Medicine
  • Scottish Medical Journal
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 1790. 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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