WALTER M. BARTLETT, M. D.
Under ordinary circumstances it is simple to determine the specific value of a certain method of treatment of any common disease. The usual procedure is to set aside a group of cases which have been thoroughly investigated, employ the treatment in question in one half of the cases and not in the other half. The results are then compared by some suitable unit of comparison and the statistics resulting are presented to a group of competent judges for inspection and criticism. By this method the comparison is of value only to the extent of the validity and reliability of the
WALTER M. BARTLETT. The Treatment of Diabetes with Special
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of Treatment. Ann Intern Med. 1928;2:334–340. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-2-4-334
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1928;2(4):334-340.
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