Balfour TG (1854)

Quoted in West C. Lectures on the Diseases of Infancy and Childhood. London, Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans, p 600.
In the mid-19th century, Thomas Graham Balfour, a British army surgeon in charge of an orphanage, used alternate allocation - ‘to avoid the imputation of selection’ – in research to assess claims that belladonna was protective against scarlet fever.

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Acknowledgements

The editors are grateful to:

Professor James Wood, Director of the Cambridge Infectious Diseases Consortium at the University of Cambridge, for providing a portrait of his great, great grandfather, Thomas Graham Balfour.

The Wellcome Trust for making available the portrait of Thomas Graham Balfour (1813-1891).

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