March 4, 2022

Ep.78 - Iain Milne - The History Of Clinical Trials And James Lind

Ep.78 - Iain Milne - The History Of Clinical Trials And James Lind

Iain Milne discusses some key figures from the history of medicine and clinical trials, including James Lind.


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In this lecture Iain Milne discusses some key figures from the history of medicine and clinical trials, including James Lind, pioneer of naval hygiene, whose medical trials were thought to have discovered a cure for scurvy.


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