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June 20, 2011

Galen Disease: Delusions of Grandeur in an Authoritative Clinical Investigator

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Author Affilations: Ameriderm Research, Ormond Beach, Florida; and Departments of Dermatology, University of Central Florida College of Medicine, Lake Nona, and University of Illinois College of Medicine, Urbana-Champaign.

Arch Dermatol. 2011;147(6):723. doi:10.1001/archdermatol.2011.97

Most modern physicians believe that the concept that the practice of medicine should be based on experimental evidence (as opposed to anecdotes) is relatively new. Nevertheless, the 12th century physician/scientist/theologian Moses Maimonides in his textbook on medicine stressed the requirement for evidence-based practice of medicine.

Most modern physicians believe that the concept that the practice of medicine should be based on experimental evidence (as opposed to anecdotes) is relatively new. Nevertheless, the 12th century physician/scientist/theologian Moses Maimonides1 in his textbook on medicine stressed the requirement for evidence-based practice of medicine.2

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