We've made no secret of the fact that our lists of episode ideas - both our own, and the ones listeners have submitted - are incredibly long. But sometimes, even with hundreds of subjects to choose from, nothing really grabs either of our attention. That's why today's episode comes from a recent Modern Worthies post on Rejected Princesses: It's on Dr. Vera Peters, who was one of the foremost oncologists of her time. Thanks to her work, the standard of care completely changed for the better for two different cancers: breast cancer and Hodgkin's lymphoma. This was doubly monumental since there were nearly no women doctors at the time.
Our listener mail is from Vera, who writes about busing in Boston following our Brown v. Board series.
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Episode link: Vera Peters
- "In Memoriam: Vera Peters." Oncology. Vol. 12, No. 2, 1994.
- Canadian Medical Hall of Fame. "Dr. M. Vera Peters." http://cdnmedhall.org/inductees/dr-m-vera-peters
- CBC News. "How Vera Peters revolutionized treatments for Hodgkin's, breast cancer." 1/11/2015. http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/how-vera-peters-revolutionized-treatments-for-hodgkin-s-breast-cancer-1.2893406
- Cowan, D.H. "Vera Peters and the conservative management of early-stage breast cancer." Current Oncology. 2010. 17(2) 50-54.
- Cowan, D.H. "Vera Peters and the curability of Hodgkin disease." Current Oncology. 2008 Oct; 15(5): 206-210. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2582517/
- Radical: The Play http://radicaltheplay.com/
- Science.ca. "Vera Peters." http://www.science.ca/scientists/scientistprofile.php?pID=405&pg=0
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