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To mark International Clinical Trials Day, NHMRC has launched a series of clinical trials ‘real stories' that provide personal insights from people who are participating in a clinical trial.
International Clinical Trials Day commemorates the day James Lind started his study to determine the cause of scurvy. By dividing 12 sailors into separate groups and testing the effect of providing different treatments to each group, Lind was able to provide evidence of the link between fruit and preventing scurvy. This is the first recorded controlled clinical trial and changed modern medicine.
Around the world International Clinical Trials Day is celebrated to raise awareness of the importance of clinical trials and research in healthcare.