Ibn Sina and the Clinical Trial

  title={Ibn Sina and the Clinical Trial},
  author={Mohammad M. Sajadi and Davood Mansouri and Mohamad-Reza M Sajadi},
  journal={Annals of Internal Medicine},
Key Summary Points Although the era of formal experimentation with drugs is thought to have begun with James Lind in the 18th century, there is evidence of human trials before that. The ancient Greeks, Romans, and Persians carried out experiments with poisons and antidotes. In the 10th century, a Persian physician by the name of Razi described the first-known use of a control group in a human trial. Ibn Sina, an 11th-century Persian physician, wrote the earliest known treatise relating to… 
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