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Two approaches may be used in writing a book. In one, the author critically and objectively presents all data pertinent to the subject. This is the method of reporting presently used in the western scientific community.
In the other method, however, the author expresses his own views and analyzes data. Several great writers, philosophers, and thinkers successfully followed this approach. Plato, Aristoteles, Kant, Marks, and Virchow are examples. Although the interpretations of the author may be totally erroneous, they may prove to be so appealing to his followers that knowledge about the subject will be pushed ahead by centuries. The
Interferon and Nonspecific Resistance.. Ann Intern Med. ;95:403. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-95-3-403_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1981;95(3):403.
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