The Marburg Experiment

  • W. Lorenz
  • H. Troidl


The view that clinical research is always less “scientific”, and therefore less valuable than biomedical research, reflects considerable prejudice. The fact that the clinician who takes care of patients cannot devote all his professional life to research is not, in itself, valid grounds for depreciating the quality of clinical science. Such value judgments based on any epistemiological model (1–4), are only valid and fair when the work of full-time investigators in clinical disciplines is compared with that of full-time basic research scientists.


Duodenal Ulcer Histamine Release Surgical Research Duodenal Ulcer Patient Histamine Concentration 
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