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David Sackett

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David Sackett, MD, MSc, an originator of clinical epidemiology, died of cancer on May 20, 2015 at the age of 80. Often referred to as the “father of evidence-based medicine,” Dr. Sackett helped pioneer the use of statistical data in treating patients. He developed, conducted and evaluated numerous clinical trials, establishing the merits …

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