Medicine's Ten Greatest Discoveries

Steven B. Harris sbharris at
Sun Sep 6 19:32:14 EST 1998

In <6sv3bp$ekn$1 at> henryj at (George
Conklin) writes: 
>In article <6suu6i$513 at>,
>Steven B. Harris <sbharris at> wrote:
>>In <6stu7f$mpu$1 at> henryj at (George
>>Conklin) writes: 
>>>   Any old excuse to justify the medical establishment's
>>>fear of real facts. When we have vastly different medical
>>>practice in the USA, such as radical prostate operations
>>>common in some areas and not in others, but have similar
>>>RESULTS, then badly-trained MDs (trained, NOT educated)
>>>mouth that this means nothing becasue to admit it would
>>>interfere with the cash flow.
>>    Alas, your example only proves my point.  A *lack* of 
>>correlation between two things (rate of radical prostate opperations
>>and cancer outcome) is a far stronger result from epidemiological
>>statistics than correlations are.
>    Classic doubletalk.  

   Sorry if you're not with it enough to understand it.  No point in
continuing this discussion.

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