Radium added to drinking water will be used to treat



William J. Bailey : businessman
Radium added to drinking water will be used to treat dozens of conditions, from mental illness and headaches to diabetes, anemia, constipation, and asthma. Bailey became rich from the sale of Radithor, a well known patent medicine/snake oil that is possibly the best known example of radioactive quackery. Bailey created Radithor by dissolving radium salts in water to deliver 1 microcurie of radiation from each of 226Ra and 228Ra, claiming its curative properties were due to stimulation of the endocrine system. Radithor was advertised as "A Cure for the Living Dead" as well as "Perpetual Sunshine