Hero or Villain?—Sir Richard Doll and Occupational Cancer

  title={Hero or Villain?—Sir Richard Doll and Occupational Cancer},
  author={G. Tweedale},
  journal={International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health},
  pages={233 - 235}
  • G. Tweedale
  • Published 2007
  • History, Medicine
  • International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health
  • Abstract In 2006, the English media broke the story that Sir Richard Doll had for many years been retained on a, secret consultancy by Monsanto. Doll's colleagues rushed to his defense, arguing that the story was an unjustified smear on a great man whose work had saved millions of lives. However, Doll's conflicts of interest in his occupational health epidemiology are shown to sit uneasily alongside his more independent smoking/lung cancer studies. 
    4 Citations

    Topics from this paper

    Richard Doll and Alice Stewart: Reputation and the Shaping of Scientific "Truth"
    • G. Greene
    • Medicine
    • Perspectives in biology and medicine
    • 2011
    • 3
    Cancer prevention for the next generation.
    • 33


    The Rochdale Asbestos Cancer Studies and the Politics of Epidemiology: What You See Depends on Where You Sit
    • G. Tweedale
    • Medicine
    • International journal of occupational and environmental health
    • 2007
    • 6
    The Nazi war on cancer
    • 65
    The woman who knew too much: Alice Stewart and the secrets of radiation
    • 14
    Secret ties to industry and conflicting interests in cancer research.
    • 68
    • PDF
    Environmental and Occupational Causes of Cancer Re-visited
    • R I C H A, R D W C L A P P, G E N E V I E V, E K H O W E, L. Ly
    • 2006
    • 11
    • PDF
    Chasing Ernst L Wynder: 40 years of Philip Morris’ efforts to influence a leading scientist
    • 37
    • PDF
    Medical research and big business: the case of Sir Richard Doll
    • World Wide Socialist Web Site
    • 2007
    Scoop! Two
    • <www.slingshotpublications. com>
    • 2007
    Cloud over Sir Richard
    • Sunday Mirror
    • 2006