Research on smoking and lung cancer: a landmark in the history of chronic disease epidemiology.

@article{White1990ResearchOS,
  title={Research on smoking and lung cancer: a landmark in the history of chronic disease epidemiology.},
  author={C. White},
  journal={The Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine},
  year={1990},
  volume={63},
  pages={29 - 46}
}
  • C. White
  • Published 1990
  • Medicine
  • The Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine
This paper describes the history of the epidemiologic research on lung cancer prior to 1970 and its effect on chronic disease epidemiology. In the 1930s, epidemiology was largely concerned with acute infectious diseases. As the evidence grew that the incidence of lung cancer was increasing among men, however, epidemiologists undertook research into the etiology of the disease. In 1950, Doll and Hill, in England, and Wynder and Graham, in the United States, published substantial case-control… Expand
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