Who dunnit?BMJ 2008; 337 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.a2705 (Published 27 November 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a2705
- John Fletcher, clinical epidemiologist
- 1BMJ, London WC1H 9JR
Match the name to the topic for which they are known.
a) Used Coxcomb plots to display hospital mortality statistics and leading causes of death
b) A time series analysis to show the effectiveness of hand washing in reducing maternity hospital mortality
c) An observational study of two different topical applications for treating gunshot wounds
d) A controlled clinical trial of several acidic foodstuffs to assess treatments for scurvy
d—James Lind, in 1747, while serving as a ship’s surgeon aboard HM Salisbury, assembled 12 of his patients with scurvy to try out various …
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