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Sir William Richard Shaboe Doll, M.D.,F.R.C.P.,F.R.S.
UK
1992 in Medicine

PROFESSOR SIR RICHARD DOLL, M.D., F.R.C.P., F.R.S.
BORN 28 October, 1912
QUALIFICATIONS
 MB, BS., University of London at St Thomas's Hospital Medical School, 1937
 MD, London, 1945
 DSc, London, 1958
 DM, Oxford, 1969
 FRCP London, 1957
 FFPHM, 1974
HONORARY DEGREES AND MEMBERSHIPS OF LEARNED INSTITUTIONS
 DSc, Newcastle 1969; Belfast 1972; Reading 1973; New Foundland 1973; Stony Brook 1988; Harvard 1988; London 1988; Oxon 1989
 FRS, 1966
 DM, Tasmania 1975
 Hon. FRCGP, 1978
 Hon. FFOM, 1987
 Senior Member, Institute of Medicine, 1988
 Emeritus Fellow Academia Europaea, 1990
 Hon. FRCOG, 1992
 Honorary member
- the American Association for Cancer Research
- the American Gastroenterological Association
- the American Epidemiological Society
- the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
- the Italian Oncological Society
- the Norwegian Academy of Sciences.

HONOURS
 OBE 1956
 Knighted, 1971
MILITARY SERVICE
 RAMC 1939-45
 Battalion Medical Officer, France, 1939-40
 Medical Specialist Middle East, 1941-44.

PREVIOUS APPOINTMENTS
 Casualty officer and House Physician, St Thomas's Hospital, 1938-39
 House Physician, Royal Postgraduate Medical School, Hammersmith, 1939
 Junior Assistant, Medical Unit, St Thomas's Hospital, 1945
 Research Assistant to Dr. Avery Jones, Central Middlesex Hospital, 1946-47
 Member MRC's Statistical Research Unit, 1948-69
 Deputy Director Statistical Research Unit, 1956-60
 Director Statistical Research Unit, 1961-69
 Deputy Director of MRC's Clinical Research Centre, 1966-69.
 Honorary Associate Physician, Central Middlesex Hospital, 1949-69
 Honorary Lecturer in Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, 1956-62 University College Hospital Medical School, 1962-69
 Regius Professor of Medicine, University of Oxford, and Honorary Physician, Radcliffe Infirmary, 1969-79
 Director, Imperial Cancer Research Fund's Cancer Epidemiology and Clinical Trials Unit,1978-83 and 1987-89
 Warden, Green College, Oxford, 1979-83.
PRESENT POST
 Honorary Member, Imperial Cancer Research Fund's Cancer Studies Unit, Oxford, 1989
AWARDS
 William Julius Mickle Fellow, University of London, 1955
 David Anderson Berry Prize, Royal Society of Edinburgh (jointly, with W.M. Court Brown), 1958.
 Bisset Hawkins Medal, Royal College of Physicians, 1962.
 United Nations Award for Cancer Research, 1962.
 Gairdner Award, Toronto, 1970.
 Buchanan Medal of the Royal Society, 1972.
 Nuffield Medal, Royal Society of Medicine, 1973.
 Presidential Award, New York Academy of Sciences, 1974.
 Prix Griffuel, Paris, 1975.
 John Snow Award, Epidemiology Section, American Public Health Association, 1976.
 Gold Medal, Royal Institute of Public Health, 1977.
 Charles S.Mott Prize for Cancer Research, New York, 1979.
 Gold Medal, British Medical Association, 1983.
 Wilhelm Conrad Rontgen Prize, Accademia dei Lincei, Rome, 1984.
 Johann-Georg-Zimmermann Preise, Hannover, 1985.
 Counders' Award, Chemical Industry Institute of Toxicology, 1986.
 Royal Medal, The Royal Society, 1986.
 Alton Ochsner Award (jointly), 1988.
 Helmut Horten Foundation Award (jointly), 1991
COMMITTEES
 Member, World Health Organization Commission on Health and Environment, 1990.
 UK Coordinating Committee on Cancer Research, Radiation and Cancer Subcommittee, 1988.
 Chairman, Medical Research Council's Cancer Coordinating Committee, 1973-77.
 Adverse Reactions Sub-Committee of the Committee on Safety of Medicines, 1970-77.
 Management Committee, Institute of Cancer Research, 1978-87.
 Medical Research Council's Committee on Epidemiology of AIDS, 1985-88.
 Some time member, Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution.
 Commission on Energy and the Environment.
 Council of the Royal Society.
 Medical Research Council.
 Council of the Royal College of Physicians of London.
 Advisory Committee on Medical Research, World Health Organization.
 Scientific Council of the International Agency for Research on Cancer.
 Council of the International Union against Cancer.

Contact Information
SirWilliam Richard Shaboe Doll, M.D.,F.R.C.P.,F.R.S.
Clinical Trial Service Unit Harkness Building, Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford, OX2 6 HE, UK.
Phone: +44(0)-1865-557241
Fax: +44(0)-1865-558817


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