In his 1976 paper "Estimability and Estimation in Case-Referent Studies" (Am J Epidemiol. 1976; 103(2): 226-235), Miettinen weaved together a patchwork of new ideas into a coherent view of case-control studies. His article spurred theoretical development in epidemiologic methods and became a platform for teaching about some key concepts in epidemiologic study design.
When case-control studies came of age
Rothman, K. J. (2017). Invited commentary: When case-control studies came of age. American Journal of Epidemiology, 185(11), 1012-1014. https://doi.org/10.1093/aje/kwx074