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Where's the Evidence?Debates in Modern Medicine$
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William A. Silverman

Print publication date: 1999

Print ISBN-13: 9780192630889

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192630889.001.0001

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Bradford Hill’s doubts

Bradford Hill’s doubts

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(p.98) 24 Bradford Hill’s doubts
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Where's the Evidence?
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William A. Silverman

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192630889.003.0024

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

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