James Lind

The James Lind Library has been created to help people understand fair tests of treatments in health care. The principles of fair tests are explained in essays available in Arabic (ربي), Chinese (中文), English, French (français), Russian (русский язык), Portuguese (Português) and Spanish (español). In addition, three books written for the public are available here for free download. One of the books – Testing Treatments – is available in 2 editions and seven languages at www.testingtreatments.org.

To illustrate the evolution of fair tests of treatments, the James Lind Library also contains images of key passages from manuscripts, books, journal articles and other relevant material supplied mainly by the Sibbald Library of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh.  The JLL Bulletin contains original articles about the history of fair tests.