Letters Therapeutic ignorance

Human nature seems averse to evidence

BMJ 2008; 337 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.a1029 (Published 28 July 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a1029
  1. Arun S Nanivadekar, medical research consultant1
  1. 1Mumbai 400050, India
  1. arunn{at}vsnl.com

    The last sentence of Sir Iain’s article emphasises the role of patients and the public in helping doctors to confront therapeutic ignorance.1 However, seeing the increasing popularity of complementary and alternative medicine everywhere, I believe modern medicine will fail to confront therapeutic uncertainties unless its practitioners offer their patients …

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