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Conrad Keating - Smoking Kills - 9781909930049 - V9781909930049
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Smoking Kills

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Description for Smoking Kills Paperback. The authorised biography of the doctor who made the link between smoking & lung cancer and battled Big Tobacco Num Pages: 352 pages, 20 b&w illus. BIC Classification: BGT; MBNS; MBX. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 215 x 143 x 35. Weight in Grams: 784.
At the end of the Second World War, Britain had the highest incidence of lung cancer in the world. For the first time lung cancer deaths exceeded those from tuberculosis - and no one knew why. On 30 September 1950, a young physician named Richard Doll concluded in a research paper that smoking cigarettes was "a cause and an important cause" of the rapidly increasing epidemic of lung cancer. His historic and contentious finding marked the beginning of a life-long crusade against premature death and the forces of "Big Tobacco". Born in 1912, Doll, a natural patrician, jettisoned his ... Read more

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About Conrad Keating
Conrad Keating is the Writer-in-Residence at the Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine at Oxford University. As a professional historian he has written for newspapers, radio and television. Born in Ireland he has lived much of his life in the UK.

Reviews for Smoking Kills
"A well-crafted biography of Doll, [who] single-handedly saved millions of lives with his findings." - New Scientist "As this fascinating and fair-minded biography makes clear, while Doll's political instincts were radical, he was nevertheless a conservative scientist, always cautious in causal inference... Impressive and engaging." - International Journal of Epidemiology

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