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de Wikipedia[edit]

This is a translation of the German Wikipedia entry.House mouse 16:28, 23 December 2006 (UTC) Why does it say he served in the "Scottish and Royal Navies?" He was born in 1716, which is 9 years after the Act of Union which abolished the distinction.

First clinical trial[edit]

This is interesting: the book I'm reading claims James Lind's 1747 study to be the first ever clinical trial, yet Clinical trial#History says that the methodology was first published in 1020. It's possible that no trials were actually conducted in the intervening 700 years, but I guess assuming so would be synthesis. Until someone finds a source that claims otherwise, I've given Lind credit for the first trial (and cited my source). --jwandersTalk 00:45, 9 February 2008 (UTC)

Clinical trials in oncology by Stephanie Green, Jacqueline Benedetti, John Crowley suggests that some think first clinical trial was conducted by biblical person Daniel (p.41, see book of Daniel 1:11-16). However Clinical trials in oncology claims that there weren't any clinical trials before 1750 (p.1) and says that Lind's trial was the first, despite "pitifully small sample size" (p. 79-80). So, it just may be right. --Ukas (talk) 00:01, 7 August 2009 (UTC)

Requested move[edit]

The following discussion is an archived discussion of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the move request was page moved. —harej (talk) 17:09, 16 August 2009 (UTC)



James Lind (physician)James Lind — There is no need to redirect James Lind to James Lind (physician) as there is a disambiguation page and a link to that page on the article. There's also a little link to the redirected page. Its also a pain for anyone who is either using dial-up or a low speed mobile connection. Pisharov (talk) 00:48, 7 August 2009 (UTC)

  • Comment - shouldn't James Lind be the disambiguation page, rather than redirecting here? There are a number of James and Jim Linds already listed. Benea (talk) 00:56, 7 August 2009 (UTC)
    I'm pretty sure that James Lind should be changed to point to James Lind (disambiguation).
    V = I * R (talk) 11:26, 7 August 2009 (UTC)
    In that case I would think it would make more sense to move the dab page itself to James Lind.--70.24.180.83 (talk) 01:24, 8 August 2009 (UTC)
    Humm... reading through WP:DABNAME just now, you're probably correct. "The title of a disambiguation page is the ambiguous term itself, provided there is no primary topic for that term. If there is a primary topic, then the tag "(disambiguation)" is added to the name of the disambiguation page, as in Jupiter (disambiguation). It is also acceptable to create a page at "Term ABC (disambiguation)" that redirects to a disambiguation page at "Term ABC"." Since James Lind is a proper name, that should be the DAB page. This page should remain James Lind (physician), and James Lind (disambiguation) is the page which chould be moved and renamed.
    V = I * R (talk) 07:49, 8 August 2009 (UTC)
    From the rev hist of James Lind, it appears the physician was thought to be the primary topic for the name, compared to the other people, which seems reasonable. In which case, Support original move request. --Cybercobra (talk) 02:58, 10 August 2009 (UTC)
The above discussion is preserved as an archive of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on this talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

Hi! I am doing a project on James and in my text book it says some really interesting facts! For example: 1. People used to eat limes and oranges to cure scury but didn't now why it worked! 2. It was discovered quite a while after that it was vitamin C doing the job. 3. The German didn't get scury as much as the English because they ate sourcrout with there food with contains vitamin C.

Thanks for listening!

Marine —Preceding unsigned comment added by 90.192.191.71 (talk) 18:05, 20 January 2010 (UTC)

Cool!! thanks for the info Marine, I never knew that!! —Preceding unsigned comment added by 212.137.62.233 (talk) 12:04, 27 January 2010 (UTC)

Essay on diseases incidental to europeans in hot climates[edit]

No mention of his 1768 essay on diseases incidental to europeans in hot climates in which he mapped the world in terms of health and disease for travelers and settlers.CrocodilesAreForWimps (talk) 23:51, 6 November 2012 (UTC)

Concept of control[edit]

As he has given the concept of control the section named 'concept of control' can be added. Thanks. --Abhijeet Safai (talk) 09:48, 1 March 2014 (UTC)

Lind did not develop "the theory that citrus fruits cured scurvy", as claimed in the introduction. This is simply incorrect, and refuted by the article itself.Royalcourtier (talk) 09:19, 21 March 2014 (UTC)