Don’t panic, I don’t HAVE it—I am writing a bio of a woman who died of leukemia in 1959.
I am trying to find information on what causes it, the symptoms, and how it was treated (here’s the kicker) in the 1950s, not now. I will do some online book-searches to see if I can find a 1950s medical text, but I was wondering if any of you know any doctors who practiced back then or are familiar with medical history.
I hesitate to log onto a leukemia support site, as these people have better things to do than chat with curious authors, and might feel I am trivializing their illness. "Sorry you’re dying—say, can I ask you . . . "