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The Resource Quantification and the quest for medical certainty

Quantification and the quest for medical certainty

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Quantification and the quest for medical certainty
Title
Quantification and the quest for medical certainty
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Language
eng
Summary
Since its inception in World War II, the clinical trial has evolved into a standard procedure in determining therapeutic efficacy in many Western industrial democracies. Its features include a "control" group of patients that do not receive the experimental treatment, the random allocation of patients to either the experimental or control group, and the use of blind assessment so that the researchers do not know which patients are in either group. Even though it has been only within the past generation that the clinical trial has moved to the forefront of medical research, comparative statistics in a therapeutic context has a much longer history. From that history J
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1964-
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Matthews, J. Rosser
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no index present
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non fiction
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  • Clinical trials
  • Medicine
  • History of Medicine, Modern
  • Clinical Trials
  • Probability
Label
Quantification and the quest for medical certainty
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-189) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ch. 1. Probable Knowledge in the Parisian Scientific and Medical Communities during the French Revolution -- Ch. 2. Louis's "Numerical Method" in Early-Nineteenth-Century Parisian Medicine: The Rhetoric of Quantification -- Ch. 3. Nineteenth-Century Critics of Gavarret's Probabilistic Approach -- Ch. 4. The Legacy of Louis and the Rise of Physiology Contrasting Visions of Medical "Objectivity" -- Ch. 5. The British Biometrical School and Bacteriology: The Creation of Major Greenwood as a Medical Statistician -- Ch. 6. The Birth of the Modern Clinical Trial: The Central Role of the Medical Research Council -- Ch. 7. A. Bradford Hill and the Rise of the Clinical Trial
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 195 pages
Isbn
9780691037943
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Quantification and the quest for medical certainty
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-189) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ch. 1. Probable Knowledge in the Parisian Scientific and Medical Communities during the French Revolution -- Ch. 2. Louis's "Numerical Method" in Early-Nineteenth-Century Parisian Medicine: The Rhetoric of Quantification -- Ch. 3. Nineteenth-Century Critics of Gavarret's Probabilistic Approach -- Ch. 4. The Legacy of Louis and the Rise of Physiology Contrasting Visions of Medical "Objectivity" -- Ch. 5. The British Biometrical School and Bacteriology: The Creation of Major Greenwood as a Medical Statistician -- Ch. 6. The Birth of the Modern Clinical Trial: The Central Role of the Medical Research Council -- Ch. 7. A. Bradford Hill and the Rise of the Clinical Trial
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 195 pages
Isbn
9780691037943
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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