A Woman Who Knew Too Much by Valerie Cheers Brown

“Truth is the daughter of time.” – Alice Stewart

Make a difference in the world.  All we have to do is just do it. Yes, just do it,   and we can do this by sharing!” – Valerie Cheers Brown

First and foremost, I thank God for giving to me the wisdom to know how to share what I receive.

I will let Laurie-Ann Murabito briefly speak about Dr. Alice Stewart, and can barely type right now because when you gain knowledge, God wants us to do something with it but it makes you so angry that you can barely wait to share and especially when you sort of knew this.

I hope you will share this with everyone you know and please, first just listen and it will make you want to order the book here on this blog and perhaps read on.

I will let you listen to this video and I started crying when I listened to this video and have the book written by Gayle Greene, but I did a little bit more research on Dr. Alice Stewart and it brought even more tears to my eyes.

The idea of information which needs to be known being kept from us when we don’t read is astonishing, but I am here as a messenger by God to spread the good news.

This life story lights up the life and accomplishments of the wonderful lady researcher who changed the idea of radiation danger and if you were born in the 1950’s may be why so many are dying today of cancer so young.

In the 1950s Dr. Alice Stewart started research that prompted her disclosure that fetal X beams twofold a kid’s danger of creating tumor. After two decades – when she was in her seventies – she again bewildered the investigative world with a study demonstrating that the U.S. atomic weapons industry is around twenty times a bigger number of unsafe than wellbeing regulations license. This discovering put her at the focal point of the universal discussion over radiation hazard. In 1990, the New York Times called Dr. Stewart “maybe the Energy Department’s most powerful and dreaded experimental commentator.”

The Woman Who Knew Too Much follows Dr. Stewart’s life and vocation from her initial adolescence in Sheffield to her restorative training at Cambridge to her exploration positions at Oxford University and the University of Birmingham.

Gayle Greene is Professor of Women’s Studies and Literature, Scripps College.

When Alice Stewart went public with the discovery that radiation at a fraction of the dose “known” to be dangerous could kill a child, her reputation plummeted!

Dr. Alice M. Stewart, a disease specialist, or better known as an epidemiologist; who initially showed the connection between X-ray beams of pregnant ladies and sickness in their youngsters, a finding that changed restorative practice, died on June 23 in Oxford, England. An inhabitant of the farmland outside Oxford, she was 95.

Dr. Stewart got to be known as a person who expresses an unfavorable opinion of something authoritarian. She was a critic of the nuclear weapons program and also an advocate of the thought that no level of exposure to radiation is safe. She did a report in 1956 on prenatal x-rays.

Back in the 1950’s it was common practice to x-ray a pregnant woman’s stomach to determine the position of the baby, according to Dr Gayle Greene of Scripps College in Claremont, California who actually wrote the book, “The Woman Who Knew Too Much: Alice Stewart and the Secrets of Radiation.”

Makes you wonder doesn’t it why maybe some of us born in the 1950’s, like myself were born with diseases? Now, I know x-rays would not cause degenerative disease, but could cause cancer, etc. and passed onto the mother’s fetus.

Makes me really wonder especially about many of us born in the 1950’s, and if this were true may be why so many are dying young around my age and even younger from cancer?

Dr. Stewart, then an individual from the social pharmaceutical division at Oxford, was amazed to find when she led a review that offspring of moms who had this X-beam were twice as prone to have disease as other youngsters.

Her finding that there was risk in accepting even such a low measurement of radiation was met with shock by specialists and the atomic business, and Dr. Stewart experienced issues getting financing for different studies. Be that as it may, by the mid-1970’s, different researchers had copied her discoveries on pre-birth X-beams, and the practice finished.

In a 1995 meeting with The Times Higher Education Supplement, a week by week distribution in Britain, she portrayed her issues with financing of studies. ”On the off chance that I had been a man I would never have stood it; I would have gone,” she said. ”The prospects were too terrible, the pay too low. In any case, being a lady I didn’t have all that number of decisions.”

Dr. Stewart was additionally at the focal point of a 14-year fight with the Department of Energy, which remove her entrance to its records on the soundness of atomic weapons laborers after she and her partners found that low dosages of radiation had expanded the quantity of diseases among specialists at the Hanford atomic weapons plant in Washington State.

Congressional weight, energized by Dr. Stewart’s appearances before a House subcommittee, constrained the office to open the records to free analysts in 1990 and to surrender its restraining infrastructure on government financing of radiation examination.

All the more as of late, Dr. Stewart gave her an opportunity to belligerence that information on Hiroshima survivors, the primary hotspot for guidelines on the sheltered levels of radiation introduction, was profoundly imperfect and thought little of radiation’s destructive impacts.

She was conceived Alice Mary Naish in Sheffield, England. Her mom, Lucy Wellburn Naish, was one of the main British ladies to end up a specialist, and four of the Naish youngsters got to be specialists also.

Subsequent to winning a therapeutic degree at Cambridge, Dr. Stewart joined Oxford in 1941 and concentrated on laborers who filled shells with TNT at ammo plants. Her decisions that presentation to TNT disabled the body’s capacity to frame blood drove Britain to change its assembling procedures.

Dr. Stewart left Oxford in 1974, and turned into an exploration individual at the University of Birmingham in England, where she worked until around two years back.

Her marriage to Ludovick Stewart finished in separation. She leaves a daughter, Anne Marshall of London, who is a specialist, and four grandchildren.

Dr. Stewart lived sufficiently long to see radiation science move her way, to see universal advisory groups certify, in the 1990s, that there is no limit underneath which radiation stops to be perilous; late confirmation from Chernobyl is substantiating her notices. Be that as it may, a glance at the making and breaking of these notorieties uncovers the force of status, position, and picture to shape experimental “information” and social strategy.


Richard Doll and Alice Stewart: reputation and the shaping of scientific “truth”.

Perspect Biol Med. 2011 Autumn ;54(4):504-31. doi: 10.1353/pbm.2011.0042.

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