United We Stand: The Pharmaceutical Industry, Laboratory, and Clinic in the Development of Sex Hormones into Scientific Drugs, 1920-1940

@article{Oudshoorn1993UnitedWS,
  title={United We Stand: The Pharmaceutical Industry, Laboratory, and Clinic in the Development of Sex Hormones into Scientific Drugs, 1920-1940},
  author={N. Oudshoorn},
  journal={Science, Technology & Human Values},
  year={1993},
  volume={18},
  pages={24 - 5}
}
  • N. Oudshoorn
  • Published 1993
  • Medicine
  • Science, Technology & Human Values
  • Studies of drug development have described the role of clinical trials in the selection of drug profiles. This article presents a case study of the development of hormonal drugs in the 1920s and 1930s to illustrate that clinical trials have a more extensive role than is assumed. Clinical trials are instrumental in mediating the relationships between the pharmaceutical industry, the laboratory, and the clinic, resulting in a network of actors collectively creating medical knowledge, drugs, and… CONTINUE READING
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