"Association or causation?" The debate on the scientific status of risk factor epidemiology, 1947-c. 1965.

@article{Berlivet2005AssociationOC,
  title={"Association or causation?" The debate on the scientific status of risk factor epidemiology, 1947-c. 1965.},
  author={Luc Andr{\'e} Berlivet},
  journal={Clio medica},
  year={2005},
  volume={75},
  pages={39-74}
}
In the second half of the twentieth century, epidemiology came to shape public health discourses and practices to an unprecedented extent. The chapter explores the transformation of the discipline after World War Two and analyses the crucial debate on the notion of "causation" that sprung from the growing interest in non-transmissible, chronic diseases. A landmark in this history was the controversy over the interpretation of the statistical relationship between smoking and lung cancer prompted… CONTINUE READING