When does exposure to agent X cause disease Y?

Advances in contraception : the official journal of the Society for the Advancement of Contraception

PubMedID: 1590102

Edelman DA, van Os WA. When does exposure to agent X cause disease Y?. Adv Contracept. 1992;8(1):57-65.
The concept of 'cause' between exposure to agent X and the subsequent development of disease Y is reviewed briefly in terms of how it is used in experimental and clinical medicine, statistics and epidemiology, and in law. Some of the interrelationships of the definition of cause by these disciplines are considered.