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Book and New Media Reviews
March 2004

Evidence-Based Dermatology

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Copyright 2004 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.2004

Arch Dermatol. 2004;140(3):371. doi:10.1001/archderm.140.3.371

If an academic topic is said to have arrived when a book is written about it, then evidence-based dermatology is clearly in the spotlight. Two entirely different books with the same title have become available within the past year. This is good news for those who care about evidence-based medicine. But it is another unwelcome reminder for the many excellent clinicians who are annoyed by the increasing insistence that their time-tested, best-loved therapies be objectively shown to be effective.