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<i>Bradford Hill’s doubts</i>

William A. Silverman

in Where's the Evidence?

Published in print April 1999 | ISBN: 9780192630889
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191723568 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192630889.003.0024
Bradford Hill’s doubts

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This chapter presents a 1993 commentary on Sir Austin Bradford Hill. Hill argued that the essential requirement in studies of the effects of interventions is concurrent comparison. This special need stems from the important distinction between invariant events and variable phenomena that doctors deal with everyday.

Keywords: medical practice; Austin Bradford Hill; experimental study design; streptomycin; tuberculosis

Chapter.  1742 words. 

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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