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CONTROL

In studies, control subjects or control procedures permit collation with experimental results. The first controlled clinical studies was perhaps done in 1875 by the British naval surgeon James Lind who, on board the HMS Salisbury, gave sailors with scurvy either oranges or lemons or cider or vinegar or nutmeg (or other treatment) and after just six days discovered that the citrus-consuming sailors had recovered from scury, before then the scourge of extended sea voyages, while the sailors who had been given the another treatments remained uncured.
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