The Progress of Experiment: Science and Therapeutic Reform in the United States, 1900 1990

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April 1997



Explores the origins of contemporary drug regulation and the modern clinical trial.


Part I. Of Institutions and Character: The Era of Organisational Reform: 1. A rational therapeutics; 2. Memories of underdevelopment: therapeutic research in the US 1900-1935; 3. Playing it safe: the federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act of 1938; 4. War and Peace; Part II. Of Statistics and Institutions, or the Triumph of Method: 5. Managing chance; 6. You gotta have heart; 7. Anatomy of a controversy: the University Group Diabetes Program study; 8. The dreams of reason.


'Harry Marks' book on science and therapeutic reform in the USA during the 20th century is the best available account of the progress of clinical experiment available, and nobody seriously interested in the topic can afford not to read it.' Endeavour ' ... the book has become essential reading for anyone thinking about the place of science within twentieth-century medicine.' Medical History 'The Progress of Experiment is a book rich in empirical detail, all meticulously documented in long footnotes. ... this book makes for interesting reading for anybody interested in arriving at a historically based judgement on the potential scope and limits of evidence-based medicine. With its detailed, well-researched case studies it will also provide good course reading. It is laudable that the paperback edition makes this book available to a wider group of potential readers.' The British Society for the History of Science
EAN: 9780521581424
ISBN: 0521581427
Untertitel: 'Cambridge History of Medicine'. New. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: April 1997
Seitenanzahl: 272 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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