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Control and the therapeutic trial : rhetoric and experimentation in Britain, 1918-48, Martin Edwards

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Control and the therapeutic trial : rhetoric and experimentation in Britain, 1918-48
Title
Control and the therapeutic trial
Title remainder
rhetoric and experimentation in Britain, 1918-48
Statement of responsibility
Martin Edwards
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation How do doctors decide whether their drugs, or other treatments, actually work? In practice this can be fiendishly difficult. Nowadays the gold standard is the randomised controlled trial (RCT). But the RCT is a recent invention, and the story of how it came to dominate therapeutic evaluation from the latter half of the twentieth century involves acrimony, confrontation, and manipulation of the powerful rhetoric of 'control?. Control and the Therapeutic Trial examines the development of the RCT from the eclectic collection of methodologies available to practitioners in the early-twentieth century. In particular, it explores the British Medical Research Council?s (MRC) exploitation of the term 'controlled? to help establish its own 'controlled trials? as the gold standard for therapeutic evaluation, and, ultimately, the MRC itself as the proper authority to adjudicate on therapeutic efficacy. This rhetorical power still clings, and is exploited today. Control and the Therapeutic Trial will be of interest not only to historians of twentieth-century medicine and practising clinicians who take therapeutic decisions, but to anyone who seeks a broader insight into the forces that shaped, and control, the modern controlled trial
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Edwards, Martin
Dewey number
615.5072/4
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
R853.C55
LC item number
E39 2007eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
  • W1
  • QV 771
NLM item number
  • CL933 v.82 2007
  • E26c 2007
Series statement
  • Wellcome series in the history of medicine
  • Clio medica,
Series volume
82
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Clinical trials
  • Controlled Clinical Trials as Topic
  • HEALTH & FITNESS
  • MEDICAL
  • HEALTH & FITNESS
  • BODY, MIND & SPIRIT
  • Clinical trials
  • Forschung
  • Medizin
  • Wissenschaftsentwicklung
  • Kontrollierte klinische Studie
  • Großbritannien
Label
Control and the therapeutic trial : rhetoric and experimentation in Britain, 1918-48, Martin Edwards
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • CONTROL AND THE THERAPEUTIC TRIAL; Contents; Acknowledgements; Note on National Archives Source Material; Introduction; 1. No Word is Innocent: The History and Rhetoric of Controlled Trials prior to 1948; 2. Good, Bad or Offal? The Rhetoric of Control in the Evaluation of Raw Pancreas Therapy; 3. Bright Lights, Smoky Cities: Light Therapy in 1920s Britain; 4. Control and the MRC's Evaluation of Serum Therapy for Pneumonia, 1929-34; 5. Keeping it Controlled: The MRC's Trials of Immunisation against Influenza
  • 6. Whose Words are they Anyway? The Contrasting Strategies of Almroth Wright and Bradford Hill to Capture the Nomenclature of Controlled Trials7. Conclusion: What's Controlled about the Controlled Trial?; Bibliography; Index
Control code
190597402
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (221 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789401204941
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)190597402
Label
Control and the therapeutic trial : rhetoric and experimentation in Britain, 1918-48, Martin Edwards
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • CONTROL AND THE THERAPEUTIC TRIAL; Contents; Acknowledgements; Note on National Archives Source Material; Introduction; 1. No Word is Innocent: The History and Rhetoric of Controlled Trials prior to 1948; 2. Good, Bad or Offal? The Rhetoric of Control in the Evaluation of Raw Pancreas Therapy; 3. Bright Lights, Smoky Cities: Light Therapy in 1920s Britain; 4. Control and the MRC's Evaluation of Serum Therapy for Pneumonia, 1929-34; 5. Keeping it Controlled: The MRC's Trials of Immunisation against Influenza
  • 6. Whose Words are they Anyway? The Contrasting Strategies of Almroth Wright and Bradford Hill to Capture the Nomenclature of Controlled Trials7. Conclusion: What's Controlled about the Controlled Trial?; Bibliography; Index
Control code
190597402
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (221 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789401204941
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)190597402

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