Monday, 20 May 2013

International Clinical Trials Day - a commemoration of Lind's work on scurvy

20 May is International Clinical Trials Day. This date was chosen as it is the day James Lind began his trial into possible treatment for scurvy in 1747. This is generally regarded as the first ever clinical trial.

Read below to find out how the first clinical trial was conducted.

Images are taken from Lind, James. A treatise of the scurvy in three parts. 1753. This is one of the volumes in our rare books collection.

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