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Eva Perón (1919-1952), affectionately known simply as "Evita," was the second wife of President Juan Domingo Perón and served as First Lady of Argentina from 1946 until 1952. She was also the first person in Argentina to receive chemotherapy although—inconceivably to the modern patient—she was never told about the cervical cancer that killed her. At the time, the Pap smears that have now dramatically reduced the incidence of cervical cancer were not routinely given. Her story is told in the blockbuster musical Evita.

Evita, who was born illegitimate and had worked as an actress prior to her marriage, had a shiningly genuine compassion for the poor and was particularly beloved by the low-income Argentines called the descamisados, the shirtless ones. She worked ardently for women...View full story
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