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Sir Austin Bradford Hill Archive

A brilliant statistician, Sir Austin Bradford Hill worked alongside Sir Richard Doll, who was at the time a young doctor working for the Medical Research Council, and together they led pioneering case control studies which established a link between cigarette smoking and lung cancer. The first paper published by Sir Richard Doll and Bradford Hill showed lung cancer to be closely related to smoking.

 

Sir Austin Bradford Hill
Sir Austin Bradford Hill CBE FRS PhD DSC (1897-1991).
(Photograph courtesy of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.)

A brilliant statistician, Sir Austin Bradford Hill worked alongside Sir Richard Doll, who was at the time a young doctor working for the Medical Research Council, and together they led pioneering case control studies which established a link between cigarette smoking and lung cancer. The first paper published by Sir Richard Doll and Bradford Hill showed lung cancer to be closely related to smoking.

 

Sir Richard Doll
Sir Richard Doll (1912-2005)

Published in 1937, Bradford Hill's "Principles of Medical Statistics" is now an established classic textbook on the subject, so much so, that it was re-published eleven times in Hill's lifetime.