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Where's the Evidence?Debates in Modern Medicine$
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William A. Silverman

Print publication date: 1999

Print ISBN-13: 9780192630889

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192630889.001.0001

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Non-replication of the replicable

Non-replication of the replicable

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(p.163) 37 Non-replication of the replicable
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Where's the Evidence?
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William A. Silverman

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192630889.003.0037

This chapter presents a 1997 commentary on research findings that have not found timely acceptance in practice. It identifies a reluctance to repeat the work of others because of the value system of medicine as it struggles to become scientific — innovators are highly valued and celebrated while replicators are not held in high esteem and their work is denigated for being ‘imitative’.

Keywords:   medical research, medical practice, neonatal medicine, medical literature

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