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'An unfortunate experiment'

'An unfortunate experiment'

In 1987 Sandra Coney and Phillida Bunkle wrote 'An unfortunate experiment' – an exposé for Metro magazine of cervical cancer treatment at National Women's Hospital in Auckland. It sparked a commission of inquiry and an ongoing controversy. The following year both writers produced books on the issue: The unfortunate experiment (Coney) and Second opinion: the politics of women's health in New Zealand (Bunkle).

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: Eph-D-SERIAL-Metro-1987-06

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Alex Calder, 'Non-fiction - Questioning orthodoxies', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/43312/an-unfortunate-experiment (accessed 29 May 2017)

Story by Alex Calder, published 22 Oct 2014