The next seminar of the South Wales local group of the RSS takes place on
Thursday 9th December at 5:00pm in the Epidemiology and Public Health Seminar
Room at the University Hospital of Wales, Heath Park, Cardiff.
Tea and Coffee will be served in the foyer from 4:30pm.
The speaker is Professor Andy Grieve (Pfizer) on:
Statistics and Its Place in the Evolution of Medicine as an Evidence-Based
The famous controlled trial by James Lind in 1747 in which he investigated the
effect of oranges and lemons on scurvy is well-known and is often seen as
standing alone. In fact relatively recent research has shown that far from being
an isolated event, Lind's trial was but one example of many attempts to
introduce quantitative measurement into medicine in the 18th century. In this
talk I will look at other examples from the 18th century and look at the
parallels that there are with modern evidence-based medicine.
All are welcome
Department of General Practice,
Wales College of Medicine,
Health Centre, Maelfa,
Cardiff. CF23 9PN
Tel: 029 2054 7521
Fax: 029 2054 0129