[Skip to Content]
Access to paid content on this site is currently suspended due to excessive activity being detected from your IP address 54.163.94.5. Please contact the publisher to request reinstatement.
[Skip to Content Landing]
Article
February 1961

Medical Surveys and Clinical Trials

Author Affiliations
 

By L. J. Witts, C.B.E., M.A., M.D., Sc.D., F.R.C.P. Price, not given. Pp. 328, with a number of charts. Oxford University Press, Amen House, London, E.C. 4, England, 1959.

Arch Intern Med. 1961;107(2):311. doi:10.1001/archinte.1961.03620020161022

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables.

Abstract

The knowledge of medicine advances when a disease entity or syndrome is identified and described, when clinical research brings the aid of the laboratory to the bedside in the illumination and elucidation of the secret processes of disease, when the natural history of disease in an individual patient is scrutinized and delineated, or when the broad pattern of a disease as it affects large numbers of people is evolved from a properly designed field investigation. Dr. L. J. Witts, Nuffield Professor of Clinical Medicine at Oxford, has called on a number of his distinguished British colleagues to describe many of the aspects of clinical science which relate to such problems. The chapters are brief, concise, but give a surprisingly comprehensive picture of the major methods of clinical trials and field studies. Emphasis on a sound knowledge of statistical theory and practice, a discussion of the methodology of collecting and analyzing

First Page Preview View Large
First page PDF preview
First page PDF preview
×