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BMJ 1996; 313 doi: (Published 02 November 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:0

Celebrating international detective work and the randomised controlled trialThis week's BMJ celebrates three anniversaries: 50 years of Britain's Public Health Laboratory Service (PHLS), nearly 50 years since the publication in the BMJ of the landmark randomised controlled trial of streptomycin in tuberculosis, and 100 years since the publication, also in the BMJ, of the first case report of “word blindness,” now called dyslexia. On p 1105, Killalea et al describe how the PHLS's meticulous detective work led to the …

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