Books, Journals, New Media Section Editor:
Harriet S. Meyer, MD, Contributing Editor, JAMA;
Journal Review Editor: Brenda L. Seago, MLS, MA, Medical College of Virginia,
Virginia Commonwealth University.
Evidence-Based Medicine and the Search for a Science
of Clinical Care,
by Jeanne Daly, is essentially a history-of-science
book that looks at the rise of the twin disciplines of clinical epidemiology
and evidence-based medicine. It is most timely, because, now that evidence-based
medicine is generally accepted as part of clinical medicine, the evangelism
may begin to wane. With acceptance of evidence-based medicine as a good and
valid addition to medicine, perhaps we can now look with a more objective
eye on its achievements and limitations.
Godwin M. Evidence-Based Medicine. JAMA. 2005;294(11):1429-1433. doi:10.1001/jama.294.11.1429-a