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Truth and evidence based medicine: spin is everything

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.329.7473.1043-a (Published 28 October 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:1043
  1. Lokesh Tiwari, senior house officer,
  2. Jacob M Puliyel, head (puliyel@vsnl.com),
  3. Prerna Upadhyay, junior resident
  1. Department of Paediatrics and Neonatology, St Stephen's Hospital, Tis Hazari, Delhi 110054, India
  2. Department of Paediatrics and Neonatology, St Stephen's Hospital, Tis Hazari, Delhi 110054, India
  3. Department of Pharmacology, Lady Harding Medical College, New Delhi 110021, India

    EDITOR—Abbasi quotes Richard Smith saying, “Journals are in the debate business, not the truth business.”1 Evidence based medicine (EBM), on the other hand, is supposed to glean facts and is clearly in the truth business. It is disturbing when these truths become debatable. We would like …

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