ALVAN R. FEINSTEIN, M.D.
The following paper is the first of four parts of Dr. Feinstein's cogent analysis of scientific methodology in clinical medicine. The subsequent parts will appear in consecutive issues of the ANNALS, October through December, and are subtitled as follows: "II. Classification of Human Disease by Clinical Behavior," "III. The Evaluation of Therapeutic Response," and "IV. Acquisition of Clinical Data." These special articles should go far to demonstrate that the scientific heritage of Francis Bacon is just as relevant to the bedside of the patient as it is to the research laboratory. The practice of clinical medicine is surely an art,
FEINSTEIN AR. Scientific Methodology in Clinical Medicine: I. Introduction, Principles, and Concepts. Ann Intern Med. ;61:564–579. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-61-3-564
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1964;61(3):564-579.
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