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Editorialist: Scientific Journals Must Provide a Forum for New Discoveries Based on Clinical Observation

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Public release date: 11-Jan-2008


Recalling some of the great discoveries from research in general practice, Ian McWhinney, M.D., suggests journals need to develop standards that provide space for novel findings that are based on clinical observation and do not fit any of the traditional research categories. This kind of clinical research is often carried out by single practitioners working with their own patients – the essence of general practice. He suggests that if research journals are to provide a forum for, rather than squelch, new discoveries, traditional methodological standards may be less important than plausibility, support from the basic sciences and appropriate literature, clarity of concepts and reproducibility of the procedures.

Assessing Clinical Discoveries

By Ian R. McWhinney, O.C., M.D., F.R.C.G.P., F.C.F.P., F.R.C.P

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