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The prince and the professor: With respect, Professor Baum, you've got it wrong

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.329.7470.858-a (Published 07 October 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:858
  1. Alexander Molassiotis, reader in cancer and supportive care (alex.molassiotis@man.ac.uk)
  1. School of Nursing Midwifery and Health Visiting, University of Manchester, Manchester

    EDITOR—In his personal view on the Prince of Wales's speech, Baum takes the view that only evidence based practices should be used, such as those of orthodox medicine.1 Brighthope reminds us that 85% of medical treatments are not supported by solid scientific evidence and only about 1-5% of articles published in medical journals are “scientifically sound,” concluding that poor medical …

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