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Childhood leukaemia and poliomyelitis in relation to military encampments in England and Wales in the period of national military service, 1950-63.

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OBJECTIVE: To determine if any excess of childhood leukaemia was associated with the large and increasing numbers of national military servicemen in 1949 and 1950, particularly in rural districts. This would be a further test of the hypothesis that childhood leukaemia can originate in an infection, the transmission of which is facilitated by an increased number of unaccustomed contacts in the community. DESIGN: Rural and urban districts, aggregated by county, were ranked by proportion of serv...

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10.1136/bmj.303.6814.1357

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Nuffield Department of Population Health
Sub department:
Cancer Epidemiology Unit
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Author
Journal:
BMJ (Clinical research ed.) More from this journal
Volume:
303
Issue:
6814
Pages:
1357-1362
Publication date:
1991-11-01
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EISSN:
1756-1833
ISSN:
0959-8138
Language:
English
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pubs:113196
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uuid:91575734-f0eb-44ad-923e-8e787df926ff
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pubs:113196
Source identifiers:
113196
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2012-12-19

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