Newsletter November 2010
- One of my favourite books
is "Follies and Fallacies in Medicine". It has been out of
print for some time but Lucy Skrabanek has kindly made the book available
as a pdf file. You can find it at http://chagall.med.cornell.
edu/Skrabanek/If you have not read it I would recommend downloading the file and browsing through. It will not take too long and I would be very surprised if you do not find it interesting and relevant
- On the same lines there is
an interesting BMJ Blog by Peter Arnold entitled "I don't know"
which can be found at http://email.bmjgroup.com/HS?
a=There is and interesting overlap between this article and the forward to Follies and Fallacies in Medicine in which Skrabanek and McCormick refer to being infected with "skepticaemia". The very first step towards using Evidence in Patient-care is recognising that there is much we do not know. DNX7CqPHh6to8SA9MKI8jiTnGHxKDs 2KKg14
"It ain't what you don't
know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just