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Wartime evacuation and mortality from childhood leukaemia in England and Wales in 1945-9.

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OBJECTIVE: To discover whether the wartime government evacuation of children from London and other population centres to rural districts was associated with any increase in childhood leukaemia. DESIGN: Observational study of mortality from leukaemia among the childhood population of England and Wales in relation to the unique population movements during the second world war. The 476 rural districts of England and Wales were ranked according to the ratio of government evacuees (two thirds of t...

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10.1136/bmj.309.6963.1197

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Nuffield Department of Population Health, Cancer Epidemiology Unit
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Author
Journal:
BMJ (Clinical research ed.)
Volume:
309
Issue:
6963
Pages:
1197-1202
Publication date:
1994-11-05
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EISSN:
1756-1833
ISSN:
0959-8138
URN:
uuid:6c4ea21b-f565-4e45-9ca7-6b6609cb373e
Source identifiers:
113181
Local pid:
pubs:113181

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