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

Stephen Mawdsley

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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.
Original languageEnglish
JournalCMAJ
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 24 Jul 2017

Keywords

  • gamma globulin
  • polio
  • William Hammon
  • national foundation for infantile paralysis
  • Jonas Salk
  • clinical trial
  • epidemics
  • immunization

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