Park WH, Bullowa JGM, Rosenbluth NM (1928)

The treatment of lobar pneumonia with refined specific antibacterial serum. JAMA 91:1503-1508.
In the late 1920s, William Park, Jesse Bullowa and Milton Rosenbluth used ‘meta-analysis’ to combine the results of alternate allocation trials of serum for lobar pneumonia in three New York hospitals.

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