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Doll, Richard

Works: 186 works in 408 publications in 4 languages and 2,543 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Dictionaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Thesis advisor, Composer, Author of introduction, Adapter, Creator, Arranger
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Most widely held works by Richard Doll
The causes of cancer : quantitative estimates of avoidable risks of cancer in the United States today by Richard Doll( Book )

20 editions published between 1981 and 1989 in English and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Our report consists of a review of the evidence that cancer is largely an avoidable disease, a review of recent upward or downward trends in the onset rates of various types of cancer, a review of our reasons for preferring an epidemiological rather than a laboratory-based approache to the quantitative attribution of human risk, and then a dozen separate sections, one on each of the possible ways or groups of ways of avoiding cancer. The final section then summarizes and brings together our principal conclusions. [Authors]
Prevention of cancer; pointers from epidemiology by Richard Doll( Book )

19 editions published between 1967 and 2017 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Epidemiological studies show that cancer incidence is far more dependent on the conditions of life than previously supposed. Classically, cancers occurred with heavy exposure to a specific occupational hazard, or were associated with habits. In some instances, research shows, the incidence of cancer falls when the method of work or the associated habit is changed. In short, variation in incidence is now known to be the rule rather than the exception in cancer. No cancer that occurs with even moderate frequency, occurs everywhere and always to the same extent. Sometimes it is even epidemic, similar in scale to an epidemic of infectious disease, but modified by the fact that the induction period may be as much as thirty years. Prevention of cancer is now coming to be regarded as a practicable alternative to its cure. We remain almost totally ignorant of how cancer is produced at the cellular level and, until we know this, our methods of prevention are liable to be cumbersome and inefficient. Ethical considerations and the time scale of the disease make it impossible to obtain experimental evidence in man and what action to take has been determined from observing nature's experiments and by analogy from experiments in animals. The evidence from epidemiological studies is of particular interest. Such studies suggest relationships that would never be thought of in the ordinary course of laboratory work and results that are directly relevant to the problems of human disease. The large numbers at risk and the intensity of the medical care to which people with cancer are subjected, make it possible to recognize relatively small improvements. Such practical decisions, based on information thus obtained, have largely eliminated the risk of cancer due to occupational hazards in several industries."--Provided by publisher
Interpretation of negative epidemiological evidence for carcinogenicity : proceedings of a symposium held in Oxford, 4-6 July 1983 by Nicholas J Wald( Book )

9 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Host environment interactions in the etiology of cancer in man; proceedings of a meeting held at Primosten, Yugoslavia, 27 August-2 September 1972( Book )

15 editions published in 1973 in 3 languages and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cancer incidence and mortality in England and Wales : trends and risk factors by Anthony Swerdlow( )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Cancer causes a quarter of all deaths in England and Wales. This book presents new analyses that bring together for the first time, data on cancer trends in England and Wales over long periods, in some instances as far back as 1868, but with particular attention to trends in recent decades. Detailed consideration is given to the reasons for changes in rates of cancer, in relation to a wide range of risk and preventive factors. Data are presented with figures and tables describing long-term trends in more than 50 factors that may affect the risk of cancer, including AIDS, air pollution, asbestos exposure, cancer screening, childbearing, diet, smoking, and ultraviolet radiation." "This book provides a comprehensive source of data that are otherwise hard or impossible to find elsewhere and gives new analyses of cancer trends in easily accessible form, with clear explanation."--BOOK JACKET
Trends in cancer incidence and mortality( Book )

6 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Effects on health of exposure to asbestos by Richard Doll( Book )

6 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Long-term hazards from environmental chemicals : a Royal Society discussion( Book )

8 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tobacco and health( Book )

6 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides an overview of the effects of smoking, reviews the strategy of the tobacco industry and examines the methods available to health workers and to governments for controlling the 'epidemic'
The cytology and cytochemistry of acute leukaemias : a study of 140 cases by F. G. J Hayhoe( Book )

7 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Geography of disease( Book )

8 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Landolt-Börnstein : Eigenschaften der Materie in ihren Aggregatzuständen, 8. Teil, Optische Konstanten, Teil b by R Bechmann( )

4 editions published in 2013 in German and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Methods of geographical pathology; report of the study group by Council for International Organizations of Medical Sciences( Book )

3 editions published in 1959 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To measure NHS progress by Richard Doll( Book )

3 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cancer Incidence in Five Continents Volume II - 1970 by Richard Doll( )

2 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1966, following the Ninth International Cancer Congress in Tokyo, the Commission on Epidemiology and Prevention of the International Union against Cancer formed a new Committee on Cancer Incidence. This Committee met in Lausanne in May 1968 and decided that the monograph on Cancer Incidence in Five Continents, which had been published by the UICC tw~ years previously, had been so useful that a second volume should be published as soon as a suf ficient amount of new material could be collected. The Committee delegated the responsibility for the production of this volume to the Editors of the original monograph and to the Honorary Secretary of the Committee, Dr C.S. Muir. Mr P. Payne, however, was unable to continue in this capacity because of the pressure of other commitments. The Editors have 1eant heavily on the skills and knowledge of Dr A.J. Tuyns and Dr H. Tu1inius, who have been responsible for the preparation of Chapters II and IV respectively and for the collection of a large part of the material presented in them. They are also greatly indebted to Miss J~ Powell of the Birmingham Cancer Registry, who wrote the computer programme for calcu lating the age-specific and standardized incidence rates, in conjunction with Dr J.A.H. Waterhouse, and supervised the operation of the computer, as well as to Mme J
Occupational factors in the aetiology of gastric and duodenal ulcers, with an estimate of their incidence in the general population by Richard Doll( Book )

4 editions published in 1951 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leukaemia and aplastic anaemia in patients irradiated for ankylosing spondylitis by W. M Court Brown( Book )

5 editions published in 1957 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oxford illustrated encyclopedia by Malcolm James Coe( Book )

6 editions published between 1985 and 1995 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cancer incidence in five continents, volume II - : 1970 by International Union against Cancer( Book )

12 editions published in 1970 in English and German and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Interpretation of negative epidemiological evidence for carcinogenicity : proceedings of a symposium held in Oxford, 4-6 July 1983
Interpretation of negative epidemiological evidence for carcinogenicity : proceedings of a symposium held in Oxford, 4-6 July 1983Cancer incidence and mortality in England and Wales : trends and risk factorsOxford illustrated encyclopediaCancer incidence in five continents, volume II - : 1970
Alternative Names
Doll R.

Doll, R. 1912-2005

Doll, R. (Richard)

Doll, R. (Richard), 1912-2005

Doll, Richard Sir

Doll, Sir Richard

Doll, William Richard Shaboe

Doll, William Richard Shaboe 1912-2005

Doll, William Richard Shaboe Sir

Doll, Willian Richard Shaboe 1912-2005

Richard Doll britischer Krebsforscher

Richard Doll British physiologist

Richard Doll Brits arts (1912-2005)

Richard Doll dokter asal Britania Raya

Richard Doll médecin épidémiologiste britannique

Richard Doll medico britannico

Долл Р.

Долл, Ричард

ריצ'רד דול

ريتشارد دول

ریچارد دال

سر رچرڈ ڈول

ドル, リチャード




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