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Alice Stewart
(4 Oct 1906 - 23 Jun 2002)

English epidemiologist who demonstrated the connection between foetal X-rays and childhood leukemia.


Science Quotes by Alice Stewart (3 quotes)

Good people are seldom fully recognised during their lifetimes, and here, there are serious problems of corruption. One day it will be realised that my findings should have been acknowledged.
It was difficult, but she always smiled when asked why she went on when recognition eluded her in her own country.
— Alice Stewart
Quoted in obituary by Anthony Tucker, 'Alice Stewart', The Guardian newspaper (28 Jun 2002).
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In the old days, they killed the messenger who brought the bad news... a Cassandra is never popular in her time.
— Alice Stewart
Quoted in Gayle Jacoba Greene The Woman Who Knew Too Much (1999).
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Truth is the daughter of time.
(Alice Stewart’s favorite quotation)
— Alice Stewart
Quoted in Gayle Jacoba Greene, The Woman Who Knew Too Much. The quote comes from the Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci: “Truth was the only daughter of Time.”
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Quotes by others about Alice Stewart (2)

Alice Stewart [is] a much underestimated scientist who has been an indomitable challenger of the establishment and a thorn in the flesh of the nuclear industry.
Quoted in Gayle Jacoba Greene, The Woman Who Knew Too Much (1999), back cover.
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The Atomic Age was born in secrecy, and for two decades after Hiroshima, the high priests of the cult of the atom concealed vital information about the risks to human health posed by radiation. Dr. Alice Stewart, an audacious and insightful medical researcher, was one of the first experts to alert the world to the dangers of low-level radiation.
(Udeall is a former U.S. Secretary of the Interior.)
Quoted in Gayle Jacoba Greene, The Woman Who Knew Too Much (1999), back cover.
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See also:
  • 4 Oct - short biography, births, deaths and events on date of Stewart's birth.
  • The Woman Who Knew Too Much: Alice Stewart and the Secrets of Radiation, by Gayle Jacoba Greene. - book suggestion.

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