Alice Stewart was an amazing and accomplished doctor who noticed a bizarre trend. Why in the United Kingdom were the children of the wealthy becoming more likely to get cancer when very young? No one in the medical establishment seemed to know the reason.
But after conducting a huge survey, one factor stood out: The rich could afford X-rays during pregnancy — conducting them being a common and disastrous practice at the time. But the medical community refused to believe the horrible truth for decades afterward.
This is the story of Dr. Stewart’s bold disagreement with the grain.