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In between dealing with all things technological in the Dabbler engine room, Worm writes the weekly Wikiworm column every Saturday and our monthly Book Club newsletters.

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    November 14, 2015 at 17:36

    Recently I saw Sir Iain Chalmers of the Cochrane Collaboration speak on the history of the clinical trial – essentially the received wisdom is that the first clinical trial was Bradford Hill’s in 1948, but Sir Iain went through a plethora of previous examples – all very interesting but I don’t recall him referencing King Gustav’s pioneering work – which if I recall correctly predated Sir Iain’s examples.

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