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But the best demonstration by far is experience, if it go not beyond the actual experiment. For if it be transferred to other cases which are deemed similar, unless such transfer be made by a just and orderly process, it is a fallacious thing.—FRANCIS BACON, The New Organon, lxx, 1620.
In this issue of the ANNALS appears the concluding paper by Feinstein on Scientific Methodology in Clinical Medicine. These four papers present the thesis that the clinician at the bedside has just as much need of scientific method as does the investigator working in the laboratory. Since every act of
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