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BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6976.396a (Published 11 February 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:396
  1. Richard Peto
  1. Professor of medical statistics and epidemiology ICRF Cancer Studies Unit, Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford OX2 6HE

    EDITOR,—A qualitative difference exists between the strength of the scientific evidence about cigarette smoking and lung cancer that was available in the 1930s and that available in the 1950s. Assertions by German institutions in the 1930s can hardly be described as “acceptance of the …

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