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Margaret McCartney: Innovation isn’t the same as evidence

BMJ 2016; 355 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i6108 (Published 21 November 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;355:i6108

Necessity is the mother of invention (Plato)

Creativity cures crisis. So let's be visionaries and missionaries, who value creativity and view crises as painful, but productive, prerequisites and preludes to progress and success. Intimidating but stimulating, and aggravating but animating, our copious social, political, financial, and scientific crises are cris de coeur for creativity and vivid, viable overtures to invention. Innovation deserves a standing ovation.

Competing interests: No competing interests

25 November 2016
Hugh Mann
Physician
Retired
New York, NY, USA