by William A. Silverman, MD, 259 pp, $40, ISBN 0-19-262934-4, New York, NY, Oxford Unversity Press Inc, 1998.
This is a collection of insightful essays in pediatric and perinatal epidemiology published by the author between 1987 and 1997. The 45 essays and 6 replies explore various ethical tensions that exist in modern medical research and practice, many of which derive from or are aggravated by the incompleteness of our medical knowledge. Drawing on more than 40 years of experience in pediatrics and neonatal medicine, Dr Silverman weaves compelling illustrations into thoughtful arguments in support of his opinions.
Where's the Evidence? Controversies in Modern Medicine. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 1999;153(6):660. doi: