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Harry Gold and Double Blind Clinical Trials

By Elizabeth Shepard on March 2, 2012 - 10:06am

Harry Gold Double Blind
The Harry Gold Papers have now been processed and the finding is available at our website on our personal papers page.

Dr. Harry Gold was an pioneer in the use of digitalis glycosides for the treatment of cardiac failure. Seventy five years ago, Drs. Gold, Kwit, and Otto developed the double blind controlled method using placebos for testing drugs. In a double blind study, the clinical trial is conducted with both the researchers and patients not knowing who is in the control group and who is in the drug group until after the clinical trial data has been collected.

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