Happy Birthday Helen Caldicott
The world should be wishing a happy birthday to Dr. Helen Caldicott today. Dr. Helen Caldicott was born August 7 1938 in Australia this woman has worked tirelessly to make the world a better place. If Dr. Caldicott had stopped at her outstanding achievements in medicine her accomplishments would have been noteworthy. Dr. Helen Caldicott went on from her Australian medical achievements to educate the public about the dangers of nuclear radiation. This Nobel Peace Prize winner has dedicated her life to the betterment of the Earth and the people who live on it.
Born in Melbourne, Australia in 1938, Dr Caldicott received her medical degree from the University of Adelaide Medical School in 1961. She founded the Cystic Fibrosis Clinic at the Adelaide Children's Hospital in 1975 and subsequently was an instructor in pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and on the staff of the Children's Hospital Medical Center, Boston, Mass., until 1980 when she resigned to work full time on the prevention of nuclear war.
While living in the United States from 1977 to 1986, she co-founded the Physicians for Social Responsibility, an organization of 23,000 doctors committed to educating their colleagues about the dangers of nuclear power, nuclear weapons and nuclear war. On trips abroad she helped start similar medical organizations in many other countries. The international umbrella group (International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War) won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1985. She also founded the Women's Action for Nuclear Disarmament (WAND) in the US in 1980.
Happy Birthday Dr. Helen Caldicott and best wishes for many more.