“Though the doctors treated him,
let his blood,
and gave him medications to drink,
he nevertheless recovered.”
- Leo Tolstoy
Do You Trust Doctors?
Did you know that surgeons in the fifties looked at their hands under X-Rays while they operated?
Yeah. It worked out just like you think.
Then, there is Dr. Alice M. Stewart --
an epidemiologist who first demonstrated the link between X-rays of pregnant women
and disease in their children in 1956.
Never heard of her? Not surprising.
The medical establishment did all they could to crush her.
Her finding that there was danger in receiving even such a low dose of radiation
was met with outrage by doctors and the nuclear industry,
and Dr. Stewart had difficulties obtaining financing for other studies.
But by the mid-1970's, other scientists (male)
had duplicated her findings on prenatal X-rays, and the practice ended.
Want to read more of this heroic woman?
Read ''The Woman Who Knew Too Much: Alice Stewart and the Secrets of Radiation''
by Dr. Dr. Gayle Greene of Scripps College in Claremont, California.
Do You Trust The Medical Profession?