But the healing powers of citrus fruits and lemon juice were first noted by Scottish physician and surgeon James Lind
back in the late 1700's, who observed and conducted trials of the effect of oranges and lemons to British sailors dying of scurvy (characterized by anemia, gum and skin problems, and overall weakness), and was eventually successful in curing the disease.
Research has come a long way since James Lind
carried out the first clinical trial in 1747.
INTERNATIONAL Clinical Trials Day is celebrated around the world each year, to commemorate the day that James Lind
started his famous trial on the deadly disease scurvy.
Developed through a consultation that was guided by the James Lind
Alliance, the project was focused on finding out what people who have experience of sight loss and eye health professionals want research to address.
In his Treatise of the Scurvy published in 1753, James Lind
remarked that disease generally "proved a more destructive enemy, and cut off more valuable lives, than the unified efforts of the French and Spanish arms" (p.
Institute took an initiative to organize a unique opportunity for the students and professionals in health care industry to take part in a Workshop on "Growth of Life Sciences Industry - Opportunities in Translational Medicine, Pharmacovigilance and Allied Clinical Research Sectors" which would talk about the issues and advances in the industry along with career opportunities in the relevant field.
2117); and was bestowed the first Bulwark of Liberty Award in 2001 by the American Preventive Association and the James Lind
Scientific Achievement Award in 2004.
20th May marks the anniversary of what is regarded as the first clinical trial, carried out by naval surgeon James Lind
, who set out to find the best treatment for the disease scurvy in 1747.
net, is the collaborative effort of an unusual group of organizations: Bad Science, Sense about Science, the British Medical Journal, the James Lind
Initiative, and the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine.
Following an initial briefing for the James Lind
Alliance (JLA) Tinnitus Priority Setting Partnership, others can now get involved.
It took 62 years after the classic experiments of James Lind
for the British Navy to begin distribution of lemon juice to sailors; in Canada today, it sometimes seems as if it will take that much time for well-established evidence to find its way into policies, if ever.
A Scottish naval surgeon named James Lind
discovers that citrus fruits help prevent scurvy.