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MHRA - International Clinical Trials Day, 20th May 2022

9th June 2022

International Clinical Trials Day

Clinical Trials Day is celebrated around the world to recognise the day that James Lind started what is often considered the first randomized clinical trial aboard a ship on May 20, 1747. Hypothesising that scurvy was caused by putrefaction of the body that could be cured through the introduction of acids, Lind recruited 12 men for his “fair test”.

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