Australian physician, advocate of citizen action to remedy world's nuclear & environmental crises. Led opposition to 1971 French atmospheric nuclear testing in Pacific; founded Cystic Fibrosis Clinic at Adelaid Children's Hospital in 1975; worked to educate Australian trade unionists about medical dangers of nuclear fuel cycle. In US taught pediatrics at Harvard Medical School 1977-80, resigned to found Physicians for Social Responsibility, umbrella group International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (which won Nobel Peace Prize in 1985), & Women's Action for Nuclear Disarmament (WAND). Narrowly defeated in independent campaign for Australian Parliament in 1987. Now divides time between Australia & California, where she directs non-profit Nuclear Policy Research Institute.
On the Web: Specialized Sites
In the Library: Non-Fiction Books
Caldicott, Helen. Nuclear Madness: What You Can Do (Brookline MA, 1978; rev. ed. NY: Norton, 1994).
__________. Missile Envy: The Arms Race & Nuclear War (NY: Bantam, 1986).
__________. If You Love This Planet: A Plan to Heal the Earth (NY: Norton, 1992).
__________. A Desperate Passion: An Autobiography (NY: Norton, 1996).
__________. The New Nuclear Danger: George W. Bush's Military-Industrial Complex (NY: New Press, 2002).
In the Library: Fiction
In the Library: For Young Readers
In the Library: Poetry
In the Library: Drama
In the Library: Photography
"Eight Minutes to Midnight" 
"If You Love This Planet" , (received Academy Award for best documentary).