Category Archives: Evidence-Based Medicine

The Perils of Amateur Epidemiology

I have just finished reading the excellent The Panic Virus by Seth Mnookin. It details the rise of the anti-vaccine movement, how their ideas have been scientifically discredited and further how a maelstrom of media, social and cultural pressures have meant that those … Continue reading

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Fishing for “Interesting-ness”: The trouble with Malcolm Gladwell

If you frequent libraries and bookstores here in Canada, you’ll find that Malcolm Gladwell is almost a ubiquitous presence. You cant miss a copy of ‘Blink’, ‘Outliers’, ‘The Tipping Point’ or ‘What the Dog Saw’. Full disclosure though; I’m not … Continue reading

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