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The editors are grateful to:
BMJ for allowing the James Lind Library to link to this and other BMJ articles of historical relevance (email to Iain Chalmers from Fiona Godlee, 05 May 2015).
Dr Albert Rinsler for permission to reproduce his 1949 portrait of Archie Cochrane.
Professor Peter Elwood, Archie Cochrane’s successor as director of the British Medical Research Council Epidemiology Unit in Cardiff, for the 1980s portrait