Bmj Usa: Letter

Methodology: cornerstone of science

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: (Published 19 November 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:E234
  1. Gilbert Bigras, pathologist (
  1. Laboratoire Cytopath Unilabs, Geneva, Switzerland.
  2. Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia.
  3. Laboratoire Weintraub, Geneva, Switzerland.

    Following are edited excerpts from the Rapid Responses generated by this article, which can be read in their entirety at

    From BMJ USA 2003;June:315

    Editor—The methodology of this study is designed to demonstrate the superiority of method A over method B. Think about it: First, spread most of the material from a unique cervical scrape over a slide, and then discard the …

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