Caldicott, Helen.

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Dates:
Birth 1938-08-07

Biographical notes:

Helen Caldicott is a pediatrician and environmental activist. In her native Australia, she led successful campaigns to ban French atmospheric nuclear testing and uranium mining. In the U.S., she revived Physicians for Social Responsibility while an instructor at Harvard Medical School and a fellow at Children's Hospital Medical Center. In 1980, she resigned to become a full-time anti-nuclear activist. She helped found the Medical Campaign Against Nuclear War, and the Women's Party for Survival, later called the Women's Action for Nuclear Disarmament (WAND), then Women's Action for New Directions.

From the guide to the Helen Caldicott Papers MS 223., 1961-1996 (ongoing), (Sophia Smith Collection)

Pediatrician; Antinuclear activist; Co-founder, Women's Party forSurvival; Founder, Women's Action for Nuclear Disarmament.

Helen Caldicott is a pediatrician and environmental activist. In her native Australia, she led successful campaigns to ban French atmospheric nuclear testing and uranium mining. In the U.S., she revived Physicians for Social Responsibility while an instructor at Harvard Medical School and a fellow at Children's Hospital Medical Center. In 1980, she resigned to become a full-time anti-nuclear activist. She helped found the Medical Campaign Against Nuclear War, and the Women's Party for Survival, later called the Women's Action for Nuclear Disarmament (WAND), then Women's Action for New Directions.

From the description of Helen Caldicott papers, 1961-1996 (ongoing) (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 47888596

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Subjects:

  • Women and peace--History--20th century--Sources
  • Nuclear warfare--Environmental aspects--History--Sources
  • Environmental protection--Citizen participation--History--20th century
  • Nuclear power plants--Environmental aspects--History--Sources
  • Environmental protection--Citizen participation--History--Sources
  • Nuclear disarmament--History--Sources
  • Ecofeminism--History--Sources
  • Women environmentalists--Biography--Sources
  • Peace movements--History--20th century--Sources
  • Antinuclear movement--history--Sources
  • Environmentalists--United States--Biography--Sources
  • Pediatricians--History--20th century--Sources
  • Pediatricians--United States--Biography--Sources
  • Women physicians--Biography--Sources

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  • United States (as recorded)