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One Man’s Medicine: An Autobiography of Professor Archie Cochrane’
‘One Man’s Medicine: An Autobiography of Professor Archie Cochrane’ by Archibald L. Cochrane with Max Blythe.

Published as part of Cardiff University’s celebrations of the centenary of the birth of Professor Archie Cochrane, a giant of modern medicine.

In ‘One Man’s Medicine’, Professor Archie Cochrane (1909-1988) recollects how events and experiences in the Spanish Civil War and in German prisoner of war camps, among many others, led him to question traditional medical attitudes and champion an evidence-based, evaluative approach to medicine and healthcare with which his name is now inextricably linked.

Thorn in the side of the medical establishment, pioneering epidemiologist, not least among the mining communities of South Wales, academic, poet, traveller, art collector and convivial host are just some dimensions of a fascinating and influential life vividly recalled in ‘One Man’s Medicine’ and now available, for the first time, in paperback.

Professor Cochrane was David Davies Professor of Tuberculosis and Diseases of the Chest at the Welsh National School of Medicine, which later formed the healthcare schools of Cardiff University. The University’s Archie Cochrane Library, based at University Hospital Llandough, Penarth, houses the Cochrane Archive – a comprehensive record of Professor Cochrane’s life, work and achievements.

  • Publication May 2009
  • 303 pages, 14 plates, 16 figures
  • ISBN: 978-0-9540884-3-9
  • Price: £14.99
  • Features original Foreword by Sir Richard Doll CH FRS and additional material by Sir Richard Peto FRS and Sir Iain Chalmers

“…as pleasurable to read as a well constructed novel.” Sir Richard Doll CH FRS


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