The gamma globulin for polio clinical trials : victims of marketing success

Mawdsley, Stephen (2017) The gamma globulin for polio clinical trials : victims of marketing success. CMAJ. ISSN 1488-2329

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    Abstract

    Publicity played an integral role in the first 'gold standard' clinical trial of gamma globulin in the prevention of paralytic polio. Although the experiment, conducted on an open population, was a marketing success, its integrity was compromised by the response to publicity.