Letters Moving beyond depression

Excessively closed science hurts

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39520.507025.3A (Published 20 March 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:629
  1. Fred H. Geisler, director
  1. 1Illinois Neuro-Spine Center, 2020 Ogden Ave, Suite 335, Aurora, IL 60504
  1. fgeisler{at}gmail.com

I would like to add to Lenzer and Brownlee’s reporting of my comments on how excessively closed science can hurt physicians and patients.1

Statistician Michael Bracken led the NASCIS 2 and 3 studies of high dose steroids in acute spinal cord injury.2 The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke conducted a public campaign in advance of the scientific publication of NASCIS …

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