the war ended in 1918, Marie
Curie went back to doing whatever she could to raise money for the
Radium Institute. She was becoming a living legend, and she resolved
to make the most of her fame. The tale of her early struggles could
inspire people to give scientists more help. As the tale was retold,
it sometimes sounded as if she had done everything single-handed,
although in fact she had relied, like nearly all scientists, on private
and government funds and assistants.