Academic experts don't have a monopoly on wisdom

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6987.1141b (Published 29 April 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:1141
  1. Ikechukwu O Azuonye
  1. Consultant psychiatrist Claybury Hospital, Woodford Bridge, Essex IG8 8BY

    EDITOR,—Evidence based policymaking, discussed by Chris Ham and colleagues,1 is not a novelty. Since the establishment of the Brookings Institution in 1916 and the Hoover Institution in 1919 public policy research institutes have proliferated worldwide. Robert C Wood is currently John E Andrus professor of government at Wesleyan University; served in various capacities in the cabinet during the Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, and Johnson administrations; and later advised Nixon, Carter, and Bush. …

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