W. F. Wassink

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W. F. Wassink, Ph.D. (1888-1963) was a Dutch epidemiologist. He linked smoking and cancer in 1948. In 1954, he was the director of the Dutch Council for the Fight Against Cancer, based in Amsterdam.[1][2]


  1. Hollander FE, FE Hollander and Partners Letter from FE Hollander to BR Litten, Hill and Knowlton April 22, 1954. R.J. Reynolds Bates No. 501941819
  2. Wassink WF The Conditions Under which Lung Cancer Develops Report. 1948. R.J. Reynolds Bates No. 504770924/0925

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