• Gerald P. Murphy


... A few years ago I wrote in an essay on Forty Years of Urology in Retrospect the following: “Clinical research must include determination of the best methods of application directly to the patient, and must not neglect considerations of safety. In some instances, it must provide the whole answer to the question posed, but in others, it must seek more widely afield and so act as a bridge between fundamental research and the patient. It is a pity that a good many young men have come to feel a little contemptuous of clinical research, and that in order to prove superior intellectual capacity, they must engage in something which is, or at least seems to approach, fundamental research. Good clinical research requires a keen and active brain, a wide range of knowledge, and a complete dissatisfaction with the orthodox and the routine. It has need of many active and competent practitioners.”


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© Plenum Press, New York 1972

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