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Mark Petticrew brilliantly examines eight common myths about
systematic reviews . It seems that he has forgotten to examine another
myth: medicine based on systematic reviews would be inhuman because it
would be too scientific . To this myth, couldn’t it be answered that in
competent doctors, scientific qualities do not replace, but are associated
with, human qualities? 
 Petticrew M. Systematic reviews from astronomy to zoology: myths
and misconceptions BMJ 2001;322:98-101 (13 January).
 O'Donnell M. Evidence-based illiteracy: time to rescue "the
literature". Lancet 2000;355:48991.
 Watine J, Borgstein J. Evidence-based illiteracy or illiterate
evidence. Lancet 2000;356:684.