Janet Lane-Claypon

About Janet Lane-Claypon

Who is it?: Physician
Birth Day: February 03, 1877
Birth Place: Lincolnshire, British
Died On: 17 July 1967(1967-07-17) (aged 90)\nSeaford, East Sussex, England
Birth Sign: Pisces
Spouse(s): Sir Edward Rodolph Forber (m. 1929; his death 1960)
Profession: Doctor
Specialism: Physician
Research: Epidemiology

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Janet Lane-Claypon was bornon February 03, 1877 in Lincolnshire, British, is Physician. Dr. Janet Elizabeth Lane-Claypon was an English physician who was as one of the founders of epidemiology and was also a pioneer in the use of cohort as well as case-control studies. Educated primarily at home until she entered University College at the age of twenty-two, she went on to earn both PhD and MD within a short span of time. This made her an early example of the ‘Doctor-doctor’ phenomenon. Later, she began her career in research, working first on the bacteriology and biochemistry of milk and subsequently on the effect of the ‘Poor Law’ on the children. By working with two cohorts of babies, she established that breast-fed babies gained weight faster than babies fed with cow’s milk. Moreover, the work enabled her to refute the general belief that heating destroys the nutritious value of milk. Subsequently, she began to advocate reforms in child care, midwifery training and parental services. Later, she moved to the field of epidemiologic research, dealing mainly with the cancer of the breast and developed the ‘case-control study.’ She also researched on cancers of uterus, lip, tongue and skin. In addition to that, she had thirty-two publications to her name.
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Biography/Timeline

1877

Lane-Claypon was born Janet Elizabeth Claypon in 1877 into an affluent family, in Boston, Lincolnshire, the daughter of william Ward Lane-Claypon, a banker and former first-class cricketer, and Edith (née Stow). Her uncle C. G. Lane was also a first-class cricketer. A few weeks after her birth, her father changed the family name to Lane-Claypon by royal licence.

1898

She was privately educated and entered the London School of Medicine for Women in 1898. She won various honours and fellowships. She earned both an MD and PhD (making her an early Example of the "Doctor-doctor" phenomenon).

1912

In 1912, Lane-Claypon published a ground-breaking study of two cohorts (groups) of babies, fed cow's milk and breast milk respectively. Lane-Claypon found that those babies fed breast milk gained more weight, and she used statistical methods to show that the difference was unlikely to occur by fluke alone. She also investigated whether something other than the type of milk could account for the difference, an effect known as confounding.

1929

In 1929, Lane-Claypon married civil servant Sir Edward Rodolph Forber (1878–1960), as his second wife. Forber held several prominent positions, including Deputy Secretary of the Ministry of Health. Lane-Claypon's final paper was published under her married name, and she essentially retired following her marriage, not uncommon for a woman of her class in this era.

2013

Lane-Claypon tracked down 500 women with a history of breast cancer – the "cases" – and compared them with 500 women who were free of the disease but otherwise broadly similar, known as "controls".