The primary prevention trial with aspirin conducted among american doctors is taken as an example of current therapeutic research in the Western world: interventions aim at obtaining benefits which are minor (a small reduction in total mortality) or futile (dying of stroke rather than of myocardial infarction). An almost contemporary trial of Vitamin A supplementation in malnourished children showed a 60% reduction in mortality at one year (37 and 80 deaths in the treated and non treated groups). Those who are involved in medical research in industrialized countries cannot but feel uneasy about the gap between the production of intellectual and technical efforts and their ultimate destination and impact.
|Translated title of the contribution||Rischio, ergo sum|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Ricerca e Pratica|
|Publication status||Published - 1992|
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