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Any book dedicated to H. L. Mencken and the emperor's new clothes cannot be all bad. In fact, this one is entertaining, lively, lucid, and has considerable potential for improving the practice of clinical medicine. Unfortunately, the title can be a distraction. The term clinical epidemiology is neither well defined nor well accepted. Dr. W. Holland, a renowned professor of clinical epidemiology, has recently expressed his discomfort and stated that the term is no longer of any use. But this is a fine contribution by any name.
The 14 chapters are grouped into three sections: diagnosis, management, and keeping up
Clinical Epidemiology: A Basic Science for Clinical Medicine.. Ann Intern Med. 1985;102:874. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-102-6-874_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1985;102(6):874.
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