(1912–2005; b. Hampton, England; d. Oxford, England) English physician who, together with Hill, provided in 1952 the first statistical evidence linking smoking and lung cancer. Doll studied medicine at St Thomas Hospital in London, qualifying in 1937. After a spell in the Royal Army Medical Corps, he joined the faculty at LSHTM in 1948. Appointed Professor of Medicine at Oxford U in 1969, he was Warden of Green College from 1979 to 1983. Appointed FRS in 1966, he was awarded the Society's Royal Medal in 1986. He was knighted in 1971 and made a Companion of Honour in 1996.
From A Dictionary of Statistics in Oxford Reference.
Subjects: Probability and Statistics.