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The road not taken

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: (Published 07 October 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:0

In his poem “The road not taken,” Robert Frost is confronted by two diverging roads: “I took the one less traveled by. And that has made all the difference.” We all wonder about the roads we haven't taken and sometimes we are tearful on the roads we have taken. Roads not taken and roads that should not have been taken are prominent in this week's BMJ.

Silvio Garattini and Alessandro Liberati deplore the bias introduced into medical knowledge by research not done (p 845). …

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