Sojourn in Sweden: a GP activist goes to jail

Elizabeth D Rickman
Med J Aust 2002; 177 (11): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2002.tb04988.x
Published online: 9 December 2002

How a peace-loving suburban Sydney GP, practising primary prevention her way, ended up in solitary confinement

I've always believed that it's part of my job description as a doctor for me to be aware of environmental issues and to address them as best as I can. So, I've been a long-time supporter of Greenpeace ( and a member of the Medical Association for Prevention of War (in NSW, called Health Practitioners for Global Responsibility;, And, since 1997, this desk-bound GP has worked as a volunteer "medic/deckhand" on Greenpeace ships, like the Rainbow Warrior, for a couple of months each year.

  • 6 Macquarie Street, Annandale, Sydney, NSW.


  • 1. Frankl V. Man's search for meaning. New York: Washington Sqaure Press, Simon and Schuster, 1963: 104.


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