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South Sudan Medical Journal

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The importance of research in healthcare

Emma Young

Abstract


In June 1913 the Medical Research Committee held its first meeting. The objective was to implement a national scheme for health insurance which would provide hospital treatment for tuberculosis (TB) and to initiate research comparing TB in animals and humans. The committee is now known as the Medical Research Council (MRC). Research has been supported ever since so acknowledging its vital role within our society. During the last century there have been many discoveries and amazing innovations changing the way healthcare professionals treat patients.




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