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Reflections: The Strategy of Preventive Medicine
  1. Charles P Warlow
  1. Correspondence to Professor Charles P Warlow, Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Edinburgh, Western General Hospital, Crewe Road South, Edinburgh EH4 2XU, UK; charles.warlow{at}

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I was a poor student of epidemiology, only coming to it in my 30s in Oxford where I became hugely influenced by some of the brightest people in the medical school—Richard Doll, Richard Peto, Peter Smith, Martin Vessey, Klim McPherson, Leo Kinlen and others. Curiously though, what probably influenced my thinking as …

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