The tragic story of National Women's Hospital is being traversed again in a new book by medical historian Linda Bryder. The book has proven controversial because it calls into question the Cartwright inquiry, which found that patients at National Women's had been experimented on by Dr Herbert Green. Thirty women died of untreated cancer under Dr Green's care.
I'm embarrassed to admit that I know almost nothing about this important chapter in NZ women's history. Still, I thought it would be good to link to some key documents, and provide a chance for those who know more about it to share their views.
Anne Else provides a summary of events, and a critique of Bryer's book
Linda Bryder is interviewed on National Radio
A link to the 1987 Metro article which revealed the National Women's scandal are here