By Anderson, Anne; Schlichtmann, Jan; Anderson, Anne; Schlichtmann, Jan; Harr, Jonathan
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He’d learned over the years that parents of children with leukemia tended to develop a heightened awareness of the illness. Everywhere they turned it seemed they encountered a reference to it, or someone else whose child had it. To Truman, this was not an uncommon psychological phenomenon. Many years later, in a deposition, Truman recalled his reaction to Anne’s queries: “My response was that on the basis of the number of children with leukemia that I was aware of at the time, and considering the population of the city of Woburn, I did not think the incidence of leukemia appeared to be increased.
She had difficulty containing her anger. Her tone in dealing with the nurses and doctors became sharp. On occasion, Truman was the target of her anger. That November, Anne remained with Jimmy in the hospital each day and throughout most nights. Often she slept with her son in his hospital bed. On an unseasonably warm day, she stood alone at the end of the hospital corridor, by an open window, looking out over the rooftops of Boston. Another woman—she was older than Anne, her hair gray, her face lined with sadness—came into the corridor from a nearby room.
If there’s a reason, I’m sure Dr. Truman would know. ” They argued all the way to Lowell. When they arrived, they were terse and white-lipped and said barely a word to each other all evening. Charles believed that Anne’s phantom notion about the water causing leukemia had become a destructive obsession. It was, he told Bruce Young, contributing to the deterioration of their marriage. He asked the minister if he could use his influence with Anne. ” he asked. The minister had often heard Anne talk about her water theory during their trips into Boston.