Perspectives in Clinical Research

LETTER TO EDITOR
Year
: 2012  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 149-

Evolution of clinical research: A history before and beyond James Lind


Jeremy Hugh Baron 
 Gastroenterology Division, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY 10029, USA

Correspondence Address:
Jeremy Hugh Baron
Gastroenterology Division, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY 10029
USA




How to cite this article:
Baron JH. Evolution of clinical research: A history before and beyond James Lind.Perspect Clin Res 2012;3:149-149


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Baron JH. Evolution of clinical research: A history before and beyond James Lind. Perspect Clin Res [serial online] 2012 [cited 2020 Oct 30 ];3:149-149
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Sir,

This recent article (PICR January 2010;1:6-10) states conventionally that "James Lind is considered thefirst physician to have conducted a controlled clinical trial of the modern era" Unfortunately there is no evidence that Lind conducted the trial he claimed, nor were there any sailors with scurvy on the Salisbury on 20 May 1747. [1]

References

1Baron JH. Sailors' scurvy before and after James Lind- a reassessment. Nutr Rev 2009;67:315-22.