Smoking and premature mortality: reflections on the contributions of Sir Richard Doll

Jha, Prabhat; Zatonski, Witold A.
August 2005
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;8/30/2005, Vol. 173 Issue 5, p476
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Reflects on the contributions of epidemiologist Richard Doll to smoking cessation and prevention of premature mortality. His discovery of the link between smoking and disease; Information on the prospective study by Doll of 40,000 British doctors who are smokers; Key lesson that can be learned from Doll's work.


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