Medical Research Council Therapeutic Trials Committee (1934)

The serum treatment of lobar pneumonia. BMJ 1:241-245.

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The editors are grateful to:

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).

Joan Austoker, Institute of Health Sciences, Oxford, for drawing attention to Bradford Hill’s unpublished comments on this study.

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