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The Resource The woman who knew too much : Alice Stewart and the secrets of radiation, Gayle Greene ; foreword by Helen Caldicott

The woman who knew too much : Alice Stewart and the secrets of radiation, Gayle Greene ; foreword by Helen Caldicott

Label
The woman who knew too much : Alice Stewart and the secrets of radiation
Title
The woman who knew too much
Title remainder
Alice Stewart and the secrets of radiation
Statement of responsibility
Gayle Greene ; foreword by Helen Caldicott
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Woman Who Knew Too Much illuminates the life and achievements of the remarkable woman scientist who revolutionized the concept of radiation risk. For more than 40 years, Alice Stewart (1906-2002) warned that low-dose radiation was more dangerous than anyone acknowledged. In the 1950s she discovered that fetal x-rays double a child's risk of developing cancer. Two decades later, in her 70s, she again astounded the scientific world by showing that the U.S. nuclear weapons industry was about 20 times more dangerous than safety regulations admitted. This finding put her at the center of an international controversy over radiation risk. In 1990, the New York Times called Stewart "perhaps the Energy Department's most influential and feared scientific critic." Author Gayle Greene traces Stewart's life and career as she came up against ever more powerful authorities, first the British medical profession, then the U.S. nuclear industry, and finally the regulatory agencies that set radiation safety standards throughout the world. Stewart endured the fate of other women scientists in having her findings dismissed and funding cut, but today is recognized as a pioneering figure in epidemiological research on the dangers of nuclear radiation. In her preface to the second edition, Greene looks at new information that's come out about the forces and individuals responsible for marginalizing her as a scientist and downplaying the disturbing implications of her research
Cataloging source
P@U
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Greene, Gayle
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Stewart, Alice M.
  • Stewart, Alice M.
  • Stewart, Alice M
  • Stewart, Alice M.
  • Radiation
  • Radiation injuries
  • Women physicians
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • HEALTH & FITNESS
  • HEALTH & FITNESS
  • MEDICAL
  • MEDICAL
  • MEDICAL
  • MEDICAL
  • MEDICAL
  • MEDICAL
  • Radiologie
  • Political participation
  • Radiation
  • Women physicians
  • England
Label
The woman who knew too much : Alice Stewart and the secrets of radiation, Gayle Greene ; foreword by Helen Caldicott
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface to the second edition -- 1. Introduction : daughter of time -- part 1. The making of a doctor -- 2. Dr. Lucy and Daddy Naish -- 3. School days and Cambridge -- 4. Marriage, motherhood, medical practice : through the war years -- part 2. Engendering epidemiology -- 5. Changing subjects -- 6. X-rays and childhood cancer -- 7. Dr. Doolittle's team for the moon -- part 3. Through the looking glass, onto the international nuclear scene ... -- 8. Up against the Department of Energy -- 9. Taking on the international nuclear regulatory system -- 10. Rogue scientists -- 11. Alice in Blunderland : back in Britain -- 12. Fallout -- 13. The invisibilizing of Alice -- part 4. A message to the planet -- 14. Epidemiology and Alice Stewart -- 15. The good doctor -- 16. Pioneer and pariah -- 17. Endings
Control code
ocn990091520
Edition
Second edition
Extent
1 online resource (1 PDF (xxvi, 321 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates))
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780472122974
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.3998/mpub.9499005
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1rd81dv
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)990091520
Label
The woman who knew too much : Alice Stewart and the secrets of radiation, Gayle Greene ; foreword by Helen Caldicott
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface to the second edition -- 1. Introduction : daughter of time -- part 1. The making of a doctor -- 2. Dr. Lucy and Daddy Naish -- 3. School days and Cambridge -- 4. Marriage, motherhood, medical practice : through the war years -- part 2. Engendering epidemiology -- 5. Changing subjects -- 6. X-rays and childhood cancer -- 7. Dr. Doolittle's team for the moon -- part 3. Through the looking glass, onto the international nuclear scene ... -- 8. Up against the Department of Energy -- 9. Taking on the international nuclear regulatory system -- 10. Rogue scientists -- 11. Alice in Blunderland : back in Britain -- 12. Fallout -- 13. The invisibilizing of Alice -- part 4. A message to the planet -- 14. Epidemiology and Alice Stewart -- 15. The good doctor -- 16. Pioneer and pariah -- 17. Endings
Control code
ocn990091520
Edition
Second edition
Extent
1 online resource (1 PDF (xxvi, 321 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates))
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780472122974
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.3998/mpub.9499005
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1rd81dv
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)990091520

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