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Recording of Sir Austin Bradford Hill
This audio file contains a recording of Sir Austin Bradford Hill reflecting on the MRC randomized trial of streptomycin for pulmonary tuberculosis. It was recorded on Friday 8 September 1989, at the request of Bradford Hill’s friend, William Silverman, who subsequently arranged for the text to be transcribed and published (“Memories of the British Streptomycin Trial in Tuberculosis,” Controlled Clinical Trials 1990;11:77-9). The editors of the James Lind Library are indebted to William Silverman and Tony Johnson, who is responsible for the Bradford Hill Library in Cambridge, for permission to publish the recording (which lasts about 10 minutes).
MRC 1948 (Strep for Pulmonary TB)
Extract from Dr Kenneth Citron’s interview of Dr Philip D’Arcy Hart, secretary to the MRC’s Streptomycin Trials Committee, about the MRC trial of streptomycin for pulmonary tuberculosis (with permission from Dr Citron and the Medical Sciences Video Archive at Oxford Brookes University). Philip D’Arcy Hart, Austin Bradford Hill (statistician), Marc Daniels (field coordinator) and Charlene Agnew (administrator) constituted the management team for the trial.
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BMJ for allowing the James Lind Library to link to this and other BMJ articles of historical relevance (email to Iain Chalmers from Fiona Godlee, 05 May 2015).