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Authors differ on assessment of flaws in trials

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: (Published 18 November 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:1369
  1. Ian F Burgess
  1. Deputy director Medical Entomology Centre, Cambridge CB1 5EL

    EDITOR,--The review of pediculicides by Robert H Vander Stichele and colleagues seems initially to be a major advance in the analysis of clinical studies in this field.1 Having recently completed a major review of the literature on human lice, however, I wish to comment on this analysis. I agree that most trials are full of faults and should probably never have been published. When I read the authors' analysis, however, I wondered whether they and …

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