Sir Richard Doll(1912-2005), Physiologist, epidemiologist and cancer specialist
Sitter in 5 portraits
More than anybody else Richard Doll has stopped doctors pontificating without any evidence. Together with the father of medical statistics, Austin Bradford Hill, he introduced the randomised controlled trial: a method of assessing a treatment or procedure that is one of the most important medical developments of the century. Doll and Hill were also the first to show the connection between cigarette smoking and many serious diseases, particularly lung cancer and heart disease. Regius Professor of Medicine, Oxford University (1969-79), first Warden of Green College, Oxford (1979-83).
by Arnold Newman
bromide print, 1978