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Australian physician Dr. Caldicott devoted herself to the treatment
of children afflicted with cystic fibrosis until the 1970s. Then she
resigned from the faculty of Harvard Medical School to start and head
Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) and the Women's Action for
Nuclear Disarmament (WAND).
Both PSR and WAND
have been at the forefront of the nuclear-freeze movement ever since.
International PSR received a Nobel Peace Prize in 1985 and Dr. Caldicott
herself was personally nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize by Linus Pauling,
a Nobel Laureate. For more than two decades she has tirelessly and eloquently
spoken to groups around the world on behalf of nuclear disarmament.
Her life has been
the subject of several movies, including Eight Minutes to Midnight,
and If You Love This Planet, which won the Academy Award for
best documentary in 1983.
- Nobel Peace
- Peace Medal
- Integrity Award
(John-Roger Foundation), which she shared with Bishop Desmond TuTu
- Peace Award
(American Association of University Women)
- SANE Peace Award
- Ghandi Peace
Madness, by Dr. Caldicott
Missile Envy, by Dr. Caldicott
A Desperate Passion- An Autobiography, by Dr. Caldicott
If You Love This Planet, by Dr. Caldicott
Nuclear Madness, by Dr. Caldicott
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