Clinical trials: some reflections

Stat Med. Oct-Dec 1982;1(4):361-8. doi: 10.1002/sim.4780010414.


The principles and historical development of clinical trials are outlined briefly. Some issues that extend the basic philosophy first put forward by Sir Austin Bradford Hill 40 years ago and that will need consideration in the future application of clinical trials are discussed.

Publication types

  • Biography
  • Comparative Study
  • Historical Article

MeSH terms

  • Clinical Trials as Topic*
  • England
  • History, 19th Century
  • History, 20th Century
  • Humans
  • Research Design
  • Statistics as Topic*

Personal name as subject

  • A B Hill