The Woman Who Knew Too Much, Revised Ed.
Alice Stewart and the Secrets of Radiation
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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.
Praise For The Woman Who Knew Too Much, Revised Ed.: Alice Stewart and the Secrets of Radiation…
“Gayle Greene's Woman Who Knew Too Much seeks to trace Stewart’s unconventional approach in investigating the effects of man-made radiation. It provides some shrewd insights into her personality and methodology.”
—New York Times Book Review
“A vivid portrait of Alice Stewart, a much underestimated scientist who has been an indomitable challenger of the establishment and a thorn in the flesh of the nuclear industry.”
—Joseph Rotblat, physicist and Nobel Peace Prize winner, 1955
University of Michigan Press, 9780472053568, 368pp.
Publication Date: March 2, 2017