BARRY G. FIRKIN, M.D.
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In the field of clinical investigation Australia is still a developing country. The lack of local facilities forces young Australian graduates to go to the United States or Europe to complete their training in many areas of medical science. Although job opportunities for academics are increasing, they are still relatively scarce and often bedeviled by heavy administrative and service commitments that leave little time for research. Some historical background is necessary to understand the belated entrance of clinical investigation on the Australian medical scene and the current struggle to put it on a firm foundation.
The first fleet arrived in
FIRKIN BG. Clinical Research in Australia. Ann Intern Med. ;81:552–553. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-81-4-552
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1974;81(4):552-553.
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