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A brief history of post-truth in medicine

BMJ 2017; 358 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j4193 (Published 11 September 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;358:j4193

Re: A brief history of post-truth in medicine

Ther eis a lot of truth in this article! All over the world it is the same: tell the lies repeatedly, over and over, either through speeches or on social media and it becomes a truth. A sad state of affairs. The Majority have become voiceless or do not know how to counterattack. Talking loudly, not giving a chance for the other to express is the way of life. In clinical practice I agree with the attitude of putting facts, and convincing will always help though belatedly. But we scientists always win. Biggest solace for science.

Competing interests: No competing interests

11 September 2017
Mohan Devegowda
Bengaluru 560038