From A Better Question.
The Doctor from the miracle cancer case of Mr. Wright – Dr. Philip West – vanished from history just before the world heard the story of Mr. Wright. What happened to him?
Did he decide to quit medical research – the only work he’d ever known?
Is it just a coincidence that he dropped off the record during the "Lavender Scare" of the 1950’s – the government persecution of homosexuals – just after he joined a study which helped normalize homosexuality in the eyes of science?
Searching for Dr. West unexpectedly took me through a dark period of American History where I learned about a few brave men and women who risked everything to help change the world.
Great article by Tyler Albertario on Dr. Hooker’s study: https://aninjusticemag.com/how-the-landmark-study-that-cured-gay-america-almost-never-happened-e12896ce6ae6 and his twitter feed: https://twitter.com/TylerAlbertario
Lillian Faderman’s book – "The Gay Revolution: The Story of the Struggle": https://amzn.to/32bZxEF
The ONE magazine with Dr. West’s letter (Feb 1953): http://www.houstonlgbthistory.org/Houston80s/Assorted%20Pubs/ONE/ONE-5302-compressed.pdf
Other historical links and info:
The FBI files on ONE and the Mattachine: