Everyone should listen to this Book Review with Rae McGregor of “A History of the ‘Unfortunate Experiment’ at National Women’s Hospital” by Linda Bryder. Published by Auckland University Press. Finally a comprehensive book outlining the truth about the biggest miscarriage of justice in the history of 20th century New Zealand, where two great New Zealand doctors and research scientists were hung out to dry for ideological and political reasons. Scientists, the University, and NZ Health and Legal systems and the government should hang their heads in shame that this event wasn’t dealt with honestly at the time, and was left to a historian to bring out what the Listener article describes as “finally the truth”. The families and Professional colleagues of Herb Green and Dennis Bonham have had to suffer this injustice for 20 years.
I hope that people will realize the truth is out and some closure can come to the families and colleagues, including my father in law, Dr Graeme Overton, who worked so hard all his life, like they all did, to improve women’s health in this country. Download: Ogg Vorbis MP3