Medical Research Council (1944)

Clinical trial of patulin in the common cold. Lancet 2:373-5.
During World War 2, the British physician Philip d’Arcy Hart, supported by his wife Ruth and Joan Faulkner, designed, conducted and reported the UK Medical Research Council’s first well controlled multicentre trial.

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 Philip Montagu D’Arcy Hart (1900-2006)Philip&Ruth-D'Arcy-Hart

Joan (Faulkner) Doll (1913-2001)

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Acknowledgements

The editors are grateful to:

Elsevier Ltd. for making a pdf of this article available (letter to Iain Chalmers from Laura Pritchard, 14 May 2014). For conditions of further reproduction, see here.

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