Archie Cochrane and his legacy. An internal challenge to physicians' autonomy?

  title={Archie Cochrane and his legacy. An internal challenge to physicians' autonomy?},
  author={Gerry Bernard Hill},
  journal={Journal of clinical epidemiology},
  volume={53 12},
Archibald L. (Archie) Cochrane was born in 1909 into a wealthy Scottish family, from which he inherited the advantage of a private income and the disadvantage of porphyria. Though a brilliant student, his medical training was interrupted by a lengthy psychoanalysis in Europe, and by service in a field ambulance unit in the Spanish Civil War. Eventually Cochrane qualified in medicine in 1938 and joined the R.A.M.C. in 1939. He was taken prisoner in Crete in 1941 and served the rest of the war as… CONTINUE READING


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