044 Beatrice Plair. 100r. 197 days.
Her case is of some interest for its well-documented
cruelties to a frightened patient, and because her family are
active in this cause. And it is interesting to me that with
only 100r, but with concomitant tumor radiation, her blood
scores suffered and took 75 days to recover.
It would, in my view, however, definitely be a problem if
it were contended that Plair died directly of radiation--we do
not have proof of that, it is highly unlikely, and it would
probably be easy for the doctors to refute such a claim. Not
sure Gwendon Plair understands this.
## A note on Donna White Cristy and on David Jungnickel, two of the
three children set to CGH from Children's Hospital.
As the only survivor, the Advisory Committee or others
many wish to speak to Cristy about consent and so on.
But as to both these children, I have the impression that
the treatment of Ewing's Sarcoma patients will be much more
easily defended than the others, and that doctors at
Children's may have had somewhat better grounds for thinking
that whole body radiation might serve a purpose for them.
(Even so, the risk was probably far too severe, and one
wonders if the Children's doctors knew what had been happening
to the other high-dose patients.)
The third Ewing's family got in touch with me this past
spring but asked me not to identify them to anyone; they
aren't ready to be part of the suit or talk to press, they
said since the child's mother is in poor mental health.
##The following additional cases should be certainly be
among those kept in mind for further study:
010 Lula Tarlton. 100r. 49 days.
022 Evelyn Jackson. 150r. 10 days. A tragic case it seems to me.
025 John Henry Wells. 150r. 34 days.