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Sacred Cows

Down with EBM!

BMJ 1998; 317 doi: (Published 19 December 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:1720
  1. Nigel Molesworth
  1. NHS Centre for Reviews and Dissemination, University of YorK, York YO1 5DD

    We Molesworths hav a noble and distinkuished history of investigating the intrikacies of science. So I hav bin watching the hole evidence-based medicin thing with intrest and it is clere that it is turning into a bunfight. Some say all EBM-ers are arrogant controvershal and seducitve. Others say they are parasites and alkemists. Also many hav beards (my observashun). This is called evidence. Others say: we do not lik all this meat analysis, giv us more bad old reviews the wors the better. All this is simlar to when Peason and Fothering-Tomas call each other names: you hav a face like a squashed tomato no but you are a gurly … all wizard fun, but it is not conjusive to helping new ticks appreshiate what is EBM and how you do it. So it is my plesur to giv you an objecktive insite into the sordid world of EBM and it's practises.

    From my detaled critikle apraisal it apears there …

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