Jun 24, 2019
Can we ever know what causes a
chronic disease? In this episode, I’m joined again by Dr. Shoshana
Herzig to finish a three-part miniseries on Bradford Hill and
Doll’s attempts to prove that smoking caused lung cancer. We’ll
talk about the first prospective cohort trial in history, 1960s
“Fake News” from tobacco companies, public spats with the most
famous statistician of the 20th century, and the development of the
Bradford Hill Criteria, a guideline, however imperfect, that gives
doctors a blueprint to finally figure out what causes
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