Can someone help explain what the field of public health would look like today without the contributions of James Lind?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 10, 2019, 7:45 am ad1c9bdddf
It is quite evident that the field of public health would look much different without the contributions of James Lind. This is largely due to the fact that the field of public health would possibly be without the very important health related experimental methodology known as a clinical trial. This is due to the fact that it is widely accepted in the scientific and/or health community that James Lee had conducted the first clinical trial, in order to ascertain methods by which to prevent scurvy. This was a disease or condition that wreaked havoc on British sailors, as well as within the British citizenry to some degree, and James Lind conducted experiments with differing foods such as lemons etc., on a group of sailors who served as research subjects, in order to ascertain which food or drink had ...
This solution describes James Lind's influence upon today's public health agencies.