Sir Richard Doll (1912–2005)
Sir Richard Doll (1912–2005)
Sir Richard Doll (1912–2005)
Sir Richard Doll (1912–2005)
Sir Richard Doll (1912–2005)
Sir Richard Doll (1912–2005)
Sir Richard Doll (1912–2005)
Sir Richard Doll (1912–2005)

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Doll trained in medical statistics at the Medical Research Council (MRC) after the Second World War, where he met Sir Austin Bradford Hill, who would later become Dean of London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. They collaborated on the renowned case study, published in the 'British Medical Journal' in 1950: 'Smoking and Carcinoma of the Lung; Preliminary Report'. Doll and Bradford Hill carried out further extensive studies on the effects of smoking, using UK physicians as their cohort. They published their initial results in 1954, and the study continued for many years, with Doll publishing follow-ups as recently as 2004. Doll’s career also focused on gastrointestinal diseases, asthma, cardiovascular diseases, quantifying the risks of radiation and served on panels to translate epidemiological evidence into public policy.

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine



Sir Richard Doll (1912–2005)






H 34.5 x W 32.5 x D 25.5 cm

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on reverse: Ruth Bader Gilbert / 2/4

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on plaque on base: SIR RICHARD DOLL / 1912–2005 / By Ruth Bader Gilbert


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