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A handsome new edition of a classic short monograph on critical assessments of treatments, test function, and screening tests by a pioneer in health services research. This edition includes Cochrane's assessment of his book and his selfwritten obituary, which closes a memorable self-assessment: 44He was a man with severe porphyria who smoked too much and was without consolation of a wife, a religious belief, or a merit award-—but he didn't do so badly." Cochrane's autobiography, One Man's Medicine: An Autobiography of Professor Archie Cochrane (available in The Memoir Club series of the British Medical Journal), carries more detail on the
Effectiveness and Efficiency: Random Reflections on Health ServicesOne Man's Medicine: An Autobiography of Professor Archie Cochrane. Ann Intern Med. ;113:174. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-113-2-174_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1990;113(2):174.
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