Richard Doll and Alice Stewart: Reputation and the Shaping of Scientific "Truth"

@article{Greene2011RichardDA,
  title={Richard Doll and Alice Stewart: Reputation and the Shaping of Scientific "Truth"},
  author={Gayle Greene},
  journal={Perspectives in Biology and Medicine},
  year={2011},
  volume={54},
  pages={504 - 531}
}
  • Gayle Greene
  • Published 2011
  • Medicine
  • Perspectives in Biology and Medicine
As the world watched the Fukushima reactors release radionuclides into the ocean and atmosphere, the warnings of Dr. Alice Stewart about radiation risk and the reassurances of Sir Richard Doll assumed renewed relevance. Doll and Stewart, pioneer cancer epidemiologists who made major contributions in the 1950s—he by demonstrating the link between lung cancer and smoking, she by discovering that fetal X-rays double the chance of a childhood cancer—were locked into opposition about low-dose… Expand
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