The paper presents a review of how the news of the second Nobel Prize awarded to Maria Sklodowska-Curie, and of the slander campaign launched against her in connection with rumours concerning the awarding of the prize, was reported in the Polish press between September and December 1911; the study is based on materials found in the libraries of Warsaw and Wrocław. The major national dailies reported both aspects of the news, while provincial dailies concentrated only on the slander campaign. Some papers failed to report the news altogether. Only a number of weeklies carried news of the Nobel Prize, and monthlies that did publish articles on radioactivity did not mention the Nobel Prize.
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