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Medicine And Multimedia

Where's the Evidence? Debates in Modern Medicine

BMJ 1998; 317 doi: (Published 05 December 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:1599
  1. Tony Dixon
  1. professor, Family Medicine Unit, University of Hong Kong

    William A Silverman

    Oxford University Press, £39.50, pp 278

    ISBN 0192629344

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    At first glance, a collection of short essays originally published under the nom de plume “Malcontent” in an unfamiliar journal—Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology—with the intention of allowing the author the opportunity to vent his spleen whenever he felt the need does not seem promising material for a book intended for general readers. However, preconceptions are soon set aside. This book reminds me of Alastair Cooke's classic radio broadcasts “Letter from America.” Like Cooke, Bill Silverman has the ability to select a topic that you didn't know you were concerned about, capture your interest with an intriguing introduction, and …

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