J. H. MEANS, M.D., F.A.C.P.
The proof of the pudding is the eating, and similarly the proof of the treatment of any disease lies in the practice thereof, and that for a sufficient length of time and under adequately controlled circumstances. Forms of therapy ultimately survive or disappear in accordance with the impression they make on dispassionate, yet qualified observers. Time is a requisite in their appraisal.
The inventors of new remedies may often be classified as qualified, but not always as dispassionate. Since they are human, like the rest of us, complete objectivity with regard to their inventions is perhaps more than we have
MEANS JH. EVALUATION OF THE SEVERAL METHODS FOR TREATING GRAVES' DISEASE AVAILABLE TODAY1. Ann Intern Med. ;25:403–411. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-25-3-403
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